Barbara Born is a Master's candidate in the International Comparative Education program at Stanford University. She holds a Master's degree in Education from University of São Paulo (USP - Brazil), and a BA degree in History from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP - Brazil). During almost ten years, Barbara worked as a teacher in private and public schools in São Paulo. She also used to work for the Department of Education in São Paulo City as a teacher educator for two years, where she became interested in issues related to teacher education. Currently, she is researching mechanisms to enhance quality in pre-service teacher educations programs in Brazil. She is also working in content development for the Lemann Center project PED Brasil.