Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
Bachelor Degree in International Relations
Development Cooperation, Food Security, Agroecology, sustainable rural development, human development, Program Evaluation
Since 2005, I’ve worked with international development cooperation projects, when I first started as an intern at USAID/Brazil’s Environment Program and later as a Program assistant. In late 2008, I got a position of Development Specialist at USAID Workforce Development Program, when I had the chance to deepening my skills in negotiating, planning, designing and managing projects in benefit of disadvantaged youth in Brazil. In 2011, I joined the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) of the Ministry of External Relations as a Project Analyst where I managed trilateral cooperation projects with the UK, Japan and US governments in Latin America and Africa.
In September 2014, I was hired by UF’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Science (IFAS/Global) to coordinate the implementation of USAID-funded Trilateral Cooperation in partnership with Brazil in benefit of Honduras, Haiti and Mozambique.
Working for UF, the US and Brazilian governments with international technical assistance projects in Latin America and Africa made me realize that there still exist multiple challenges for effective development assistance. And to better understand aid complexity and contribute its sustainable impact, it’s key to increase my academic knowledge related to international development, and integrate it to my work experience. This vision is what most motivated me to start the MALAS Program.