About Me

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- William Butler Yeats


I'm a part-time instructor in the CIS Department at De Anza College.I'm originally from Brazil and have lived in the US for about 12 years. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University.

I have worked both in industry and academia, in Brazil, in Canada and in the US. I love De Anza and love teaching computer science courses, because I can combine my passion for technology and education.

Classes I Teach

No Classes this quarter.

Faculty Info

Helen Pacheco

Helen Pacheco

Computer Information Systems



ATC Building - Computer Lab


B.S. and M.S. in Computer Sciencel, UFMG, Brazil; M.A. in Education, Stanford University

Office Hours

Spring 2018

By appointment.

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