Flora is a native of Charlottesville, VA, returning to Princeton after a junior year spent studying in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Buenos Aires (NYU-BA). Her interests range from Brazilian popular music of the '20s and '30s to the metaphysics of Botafogo. She has translated and written for revista piauí, contributed to the Folha de São Paulo, and subtitled Eduardo Coutinho's As canções, in addition to providing translations for Cosac Naify and Bei. For her junior papers in the department she researched the late-1920s Brazilian fad for the Argentine tango and translated Victoria Ocampo's El archipiélago. Her thesis will be an exploration of the remarkable life and works of the butler Santiago Badariotti Merlo.