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José Francisco Soares

Professor José Francisco Soares has a PhD in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a postdoc in Education from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He is professor emeritus at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. As a result of his contributions in the field of educational assessment, he received the Bunge Foundation Special Award in 2012. From February 2014 to February 2016, he was President of INEP, the branch of the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of evaluating basic and higher education.


Tatiana Soster

Over fifteen years of experience in education management being responsible for strategic planning, budgeting process, definition and implementation of academic policies, processes and procedures, project and program management, faculty and management training. Ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.


Erica Castilho Rodrigues

She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Stanford School of Education. Master and PhD in Statistics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She was Adjunct Professor/Researcher at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, researcher at the Educational Assessment Nucleus (NAVE) and coordinator of the Institutional Assessment Nucleus (NAI).


Iona Szkurnik

Iona is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur with 8+ years in Educational Technology and is the CEO and founder of Education Journey, an edtech hub for innovation in education. She holds a B.A and M.S in Psychology, an MBA and a masters degree in Policy, Organization and Leadership from the Stanford University School of Education. Iona is a columnist at Forbes Tech and a founding member of Brazil at Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization that improves Brazil's competitiveness through innovation and technology.

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