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Marina Izidro is a Carioca, a native of Rio de Janeiro and currently a reporter with SporTV, Brazil’s biggest sports channel.

She completed her studies by writing a dissertation analysing British press coverage of London 2012. Written from a Brazilian perspective, she drew some important lessons for a media system that previously operated under a dictatorship 29 years ago.

On her return to Rio, SporTV offered Marina a full-time reporting job.

Marina fell in love with Borough Market, Camden Town and Richmond Park, where she trained for the Paris Marathon.

"In Rio, no one really lives on campus at University, whereas at St Mary’s it is so different. I became part of a community."

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