Filipa Jervis is originally from Madeira, Portugal. She is an Experience Designer at Novabase. Her original studies were in Clinical Psychology. After graduating, she taught English as a foreign language at The Kids Club, both in Lisbon and in Madeira. She then enrolled in the MHCI and graduated in 2008. She was one of the first three students to come to CMU to attend the HCI/UMa Masters Program. In her spare time, Filipa enjoys horse riding, hydro-gymnastics, reading and listening to music.