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Rafael Damasceno Ricciardi
Rafael Damasceno Ricciardi,  a 19-year-old international student from Brazil (Brasil), moved to the United States in 2015. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin freshman student is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a tennis athlete . He said: "Although I miss my family a lot, especially my little brother, Pedro (who is only three years old), I am having a good time. I am facing new challenges every day, meeting very nice people from around the world  and learning new things every minute. He is a photojournalist for The Mesa Journal and a techno-wizard with the newspaper's cameras.

Rafael Damasceno Ricciardi, Photojournalist

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