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Ana Luiza Almeida

Before joining the Lemann Center at Stanford, Ana Luiza Almeida was a Coordinator at MegaEdu, where she assisted the central government in implementing a national evidence-based strategy to connect all schools to high-speed internet. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked at Vozes da Educaçao, producing reports about how policymakers deal with that situation. Before that, she was a specialist in the full-time school program at the Department of Education of Minas Gerais, where she monitored program development in the schools.


Natalia Ruiz de Oliveira

Natalia is currently a Master's student in the International Education Policy Analysis program at Stanford University and a Researcher Assistant at the same institution. Her primary research focuses on Sex Education, Public Policies, and Curriculum. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Oceanography from the University of São Paulo and a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy from Instituto Singularidades. She has been working in the field of education since 2009, and she is a co-founder of a preparatory course for entrance exams for low-income people in São Paulo, Brazil.


Deborah Lourenço

Deborah received her BA in Government from Smith College in 2009. Her first job as a mentor for at-risk youth in Cambridge, MA set the tone for her career path. Upon returning to Brazil she worked in Niteroi, RJ, establishing partnerships between local NGOs and a British voluntourism organization. In 2013, Deborah decided to explore her interest in international education and joined EducationUSA as an educational adviser.

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