Patrícia ImadaBrazil (Host: Girl Up)
Patrícia Imada has over seven years of experience tackling social and gender inequalities and fostering women’s and youth empowerment in the nonprofit sector, public institutions, and social businesses. She earned a Post-certificate degree in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her most recent experience was as head of Relationship, Diversity & impact at PrograMaria, helping the social startup achieve its mission of promoting women’s participation and inclusion in technology, considering the intersectionalities in between gender and race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic conditions, age, disability, among other factors. Throughout her career, she has worked in the management and operations of several projects addressing topics such as youth leadership and empowerment, responsible tourism and awareness about social inequalities, women’s digital inclusion, women’s economic empowerment, prevention of sexual violence against children and women, and youth political education, having worked in some of the poorest and hardest to access areas in Lima, Peru. Patrícia is constantly seeking the best ways to create a positive, sustainable, and holistic impact through her actions, aiming for a better and just world, with worthy lives for all.
Host Organization: Girl Up
Role at Host Organization: At Girl up, Patricia will serve as the Girl Up Global Operations Fellow: directly supporting Girl Up’s Senior Director, Global Operations in building and launching Girl Up’s global affiliate network, including supporting the first two pilot affiliate entities in Mexico and Brazil.
Victoria Vaamonde Villar SchorBrazil
Victoria Schor has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from PUC São Paulo in Brazil, an LLM in European and Global Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona in Spain, and an MA in Human Rights from the Universität Wien in Austria. She is now pursuing two specializations from PUC Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil: one in Criminal Law and Criminology and the other in Sociology, History and Philosophy. She previously worked as a conciliator, where she conducted conciliation sessions between parties in order to reach agreements. She has also worked with human rights research, with a focus on human rights defenders, how nonviolent civil rights movements can shape international human rights law, and how individuals can engage with international organisations. She is currently part of Article 20 Network, where she provides legal assistance to protesters regarding the right to peaceful assembly and cases of the violations of human rights, including situations of police brutality. She is also part of People’s Planet Project, where she works with indigenous communities and environmental lawyers in the protection of the environment and human rights. Victoria focuses her studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, specifically on the rights of minorities, and the connection between human rights and the environment.
João FernandesBrazil (Host: Laureate)
João Fernandes is a young Brazilian professional with three years of experience both in the nonprofit sector and in the internationalization of higher education. He actively collaborated on the implementation of a mailing office in a local community not reached by this public service, delivering dignity and equality throughout the neighborhood, more than just mail. With hands-on work, João is acting as a fundraiser for the “Happy Postman” project that aims to alleviate poverty in his city through donations of food, clothes, and toys. He increased his sense of solidarity, determination, and, above all, the certainty that this is his greatest personal achievement. João also has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and an MBA in Strategic Business Management. In the area of Higher Education, he has been responsible for the internationalization of the students’ experience, through mobility and non-mobility academic programs, and contributing on the improvement of the Continuing Education sub-areas such as Post-graduate, Research, Extension, Language, Student committees and Employability. Able to balance multiple competing priorities, demonstrating a natural aptitude for interacting with people and providing service with a smile.
João is passionate about democracy, multiculturalism and social development.
Host Organization: Laureate
Role at Laureate: At Laureate, João will reimagine and relaunch the organization’s Student Ambassador program, facilitating greater visibility for their 875,000 students. He will seek student input into policy and thought leadership initiatives, assist across a range of communications relate activities, and provide project management, event, and translation support.
Pablo MattosBrazil (Host: Bernardo Kohler Center)
Pablo has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector in Brazil and Uganda. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande – FURG, Brazil; and a Master’s degree in Migration and Intercultural Relations from Carl Von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany. As a Legal Assistant at IMDH, a Brazilian NGO based in Brasilia, he is responsible for carrying on refugee status determination procedures, including the interview of asylum-seekers, country of origin information research, the preparation of legal opinions concerning asylum claims, and finally, the provision of general legal support to asylum seekers and refugees. In 2013, he worked for six months in a civil society organization in Kampala, Uganda, with the main goal of advocating for better oil and gas policies in the African Great Lakes region.. He also lived and worked for three months in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, as a intern at the Protection Sector of GIZ. He enjoys working on issues of human rights law, immigrant protection, forced migration, development and poverty reduction. He also intends to be a professional in the field of humanitarian assistance and emergency relief.
Host: Bernardo Kohler Center
Fellow Role at Bernardo Kohler Center
In accordance with the mission of Bernardo Kohler, Pablo will provide assistance to clients within the areas of abused, abandoned and neglected juveniles, victims of human trafficking, crime victims, and asylum seekers.
Giana AndoniniBrazil (Host: Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange)
Giana is a hands-on professional with 8+ years experience working with Communications and Project Management in Social Sector organizations from Brazil, U.S. and Spain. Giana holds a Bachelor degree in Social Communications from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil) and a Post Certificate Course degree in Social Innovation Management, from Amani Institute. Giana is currently studying a Master in Strategy and Technology for Development at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and working as project manager at Fundación Tomillo (Madrid). While Brazil is her home, she has been living for the past year in Spain and has lived for some time in Bolivia while volunteering at Proyecto Martadero. Giana was as a scout team leader, president of AIESEC in Curitiba (Brazil) and had volunteered in other various NGOs. On a professional level, she has worked on social impact projects in different sectors: at a multinational company, a governmental organization, a non-profit foundation and a social enterprise. Giana has experience working as ‘intrapreneur’ twice: when implemented the Social Franchise ‘Projeto Pescar’ at the multinational company Dixie Toga S.A. and when implemented the initiative ‘Estudar Fora’ at Fundação Estudar, one of the main non-profit foundations that support Brazilian youth in their education. Her interests are related to Education, Social Innovation and Sustainability and her way of working is based on a mixture of empathy, action, and strategic thinking. See more at www.gianaandonini.com
Host Organization: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange
Role at Host Organization: Giana will work as a Strategic Planning & Marketing Fellow to contribute to the development of essential marketing materials and marketing campaigns that will help WAKE achieve organizational sustainability, partnership development, outreach and impact.
Katia DantasBrazil (Host: ICMEC)
Katia has four years of professional experience. She has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Brazil as a health program assistant where she was responsible for monitoring grantees’ financial reporting. She also assisted other programs such as the At-Risk Program and participated in the design process of the USAID strategy against Trafficking in Persons in Brazil. Katia received a B.A. in political science and a graduate level certificate in state and civil society from the Universidade de Brasília, and was awarded highest honor for her dissertation on the role of nonprofit organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She earned a master’s degree in international development policy from Duke University, where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow. As part of her master’s program, Katia was selected by the Duke-Geneva Program on Global Policy and Governance, to intern for the migration and health department of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), where her knowledge on HIV/AIDS was critical to further her knowledge on emergencies and the several implications of international cross-border movements.
Host Organization: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Alanna SousaBrazil (Host: Liter of Light USA | Global Good Fund)
Alanna Sousa is a Social Intrapreneur and Global Citizen. Passionate about social (intra)entrepreneurship, innovation and youth leadership development, Alanna has spent the last six years working in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor´s degree in Law School from CESUSC in Florianopolis, Brazil, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management from the Amani Institute, in Nairobi, Kenya. Originally from Brazil, Alanna has taught English to children with HIV in India, studied different approaches to justice and conflict resolution in Canada, applied Restorative Justice in Mozambique and brought light to the lives of people living in the slums of Brazil and Kenya. Since 2015, Alanna has been on a journey to better understand the impact of Privileges (and the lack of them) on people’s lives while also raising awareness about the importance of discussing the matter.
Host Organization : Liter of Light USA | Global Good Fund
Role at Host Organization: As the Program Officer in Liter of Light USA Alanna is responsible for providing Project Managing activities in the U.S., such as building new partnerships, deepening and refining all aspects of communications, aggregating project-level data to continuously improve interventions, and engaging in strategic business planning process for Liter of Light’s national and global expansion.
Ana DutraBrazil (Host: PAI)
Ana has seven years of experience in the health sector with nonprofit and international organizations. She started as a volunteer in the AIDS Support and Prevention Group (GAPA) in Brasília, where she worked with fundraising, research, project management, volunteer recruitment and training, program development, and communication. Her three years of experience in this organization include roles as vice director of staff, project coordinator, and communication advisor. She also worked for the Ministry of Health and was responsible for the Brazilian STD and AIDS Program website of the Ministry of Health under an international technical cooperation agreement between Brazil and the World Bank. Most recently she worked as a consultant for the UNDP, where she was in charge of organizing, writing, and editing the content for the web site Rights of Health System Users in Brazil. Ana earned her M.A. in international cooperation from the Complutense University of Madrid-Spain, where she wrote her dissertation on Brazil-Africa cooperation. She also has a post-graduate diploma in politics and management of nonprofit organizations from the University of Brasília-Brazil and has completed extension courses in international affairs, diplomacy and communication and for human rights managers.
Host Organization: Population Action International (PAI)
Renata ChilvarquerBrazil (Host: AshokaU)
Renata has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo and in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. Renata has always been involved in social change organizations and has spent the past three years at Endeavor, where she has developed a new social business for entrepreneurship education and supported small and medium-sized entrepreneurial initiatives to grow sustainably. Previously she worked for international NGOs including CEJIL, an international human rights law organization, and AIESEC, an international youth leadership development organization. Through these experiences, she developed strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and project coordination skills. Renata is very passionate about education, entrepreneurship, and economic development and seeks to advance those areas in order to promote positive change in the world.
Host Organization: AshokaU
Jonathas Freire BarretoBrazil (Host Org: Points of Light)
Jonathas has more than five years of experience in the nonprofit sector promoting sustainability and social entrepreneurship within the Brazilian private and nonprofit sector in roles such as consultant, manager, and professor. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, and has completed specialization courses on Nonprofit Management. Jonathas has worked in various sectors, from starting economic development projects to teaching low-income university students in Brazil. He served as the financial manager for Pangea bilingual school for impoverished youth, where he significantly increased the student enrollment rate, started a social enterprise for unemployed parents and implemented a business model for incorporating paying students to make the school self-sustainable. He played a key role for over two years in the most strategic partnership for Ashoka, where he, in collaboration with McKinsey consultants, implemented a Scaling Up Program for fellows to increase their impact and conceived Ashoka’s first monitoring and evaluation system for fellow performance in Brazil. Most recently, Jonathas acted as an Associate Consultant at LUME sustainability consulting, where he advised leading Brazilian companies on sustainable business practices to achieve the triple bottom line of profits and social and environmental outcomes. He is a co-founding member of AIESEC in Juiz de Fora and a WYSE youth fellow.
Host Organization: Points of Light
Karina ItoBrazil (Host: U.S. Fund for UNICEF)
Karina holds a Law degree with a specialization in Human Rights and International Law. She studied International Human Rights at UC Berkeley. She received a full scholarship by the Rotary Foundation to obtain her MA in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work as an English teacher at Cultura Inglesa (sponsored by the British Council) involved preparing students for the International Legal English Certificate issued by the University of Cambridge as well as discussing human rights in Brazil. While working at Viver NGO, a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, she implemented the scholarship program and the bone marrow donation campaign. She interned for UNICEF in Geneva and for the International Center in Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) in Alexandria, VA. She also worked as a researcher for the Research Triangle Institute, supporting literacy education projects in developing countries and as a research assistant for a human rights professor at Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University focusing on the Arab Spring and the Alien Torts Claims Act. Through these experiences, she developed strong project coordination and implementation, policy analysis, research, and management skills. Karina has a strong passion for child rights.
Host Organization: U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Ana Paula BarretoBrazil (Host: IPPF)
Ana Paula has over nine years of experience working for the nonprofit sector, private sector and international organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. While working as a coordinator for a youth project in the Jardim Angela/Capao Redondo neighborhood, (the neighborhood was considered by United Nations the most dangerous place on the planet in 1996), she developed several partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, universities, international organizations and government entities to offer poor adolescents opportunities to change their lives through access to formal education. Previously, Ana worked for UNICEF to advance child and adolescent rights in Brazil’s public agenda, especially for those who live in poor and rural areas of the country. During her work as an assistant of the UN Resident Coordinator’s office, she focused on topics of race, gender, access to education, violence and youth empowerment. She volunteered as a popular educator for over ten years, promoting human rights, gender, race and peace in Brazil.
Host Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Role at Host Organization: Ana will assist staff by managing the portfolio of sexual and reproductive health programs related to youth, gender-based violence, and HIV/STIs. She will implement programmatic strategies in sex education, access to quality health services, prevention of gender-based violence and sexual rights, amongst other programs