Milena Machado Neves, born 1983, is a journalist with experience in cultural project management and marketing. She is a creative consultant at RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) and has worked with the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Swiss Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, among others. Her roots are in northeastern Brazil, not far from Helvécia. On site, she conducted interviews with the current residents. She lives in Lausanne with Dom Smaz and their son.