A graduate of Meredith College, Marilia “Mari” Pereira holds dual degrees in Interior Design (CIDA accredited) and Family Consumer Science. Her years in Raleigh saw Mari working as a lighting design intern for NC Theater, overseeing much of the lighting for the Theater’s winter production. At Meredith she served as a student assistant in the Foreign Language department, and her studies abroad in Italy also helped enhance her understanding and appreciation of the diversity of interior design throughout different countries and time periods.
Mari’s primary responsibility will be to assist in the creation of design test-fits for a variety of interior spaces, as she exhibits a developed proficiency with various architectural and interior design rendering software. She will also help craft construction documents and specifications.
Originally from Brazil, Mari moved to the US in 2009. She now resides in Greenville with her husband, Phil, a medical student at East Carolina University and their kitten, Kyle. She is passionate about culture, language and travel. In her spare time, she enjoys trivia, UNC athletics, and learning new languages. Mari is quadrilingual and speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian!