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Priscilla Bacalhau

Priscilla Bacalhau is a PhD candidate in Economics at Sao Paulo School of Economics Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV). She holds a Master's Degree in Economics (completed in 2013 also at FGV), and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the Federal University of Pernambuco completed in 2010. She has prior professional experience as a researcher at non-profit institutions, such as Instituto Unibanco and Insper, and serving as a consultant for several non-governmental organizations and governments in Brazil.


Gustavo Moraes

Career researcher at the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira (INEP/MEC) and post-doctorate in Education at Stanford University. Multidisciplinary training - Doctor in Education (UnB), Master in Scientific and Technological Education (UFSC) and Engineer in Electronics and Telecommunications (UTFPR) articulates the different knowledge necessary for the evaluation of institutions, programs and public policies.


Renata Leal

Renata é administradora pública formada pela Fundação Getulio Vargas e está atualmente no programa de Mestado em International Education Policy Analysis (IEPA) da Stanford Graduate School of Education. Foi co-fundadora e líder de pesquisa na ONG Youth Voices Brasil, atuou como analista de empregabilidade e mercado de trabalho em uma instituição de ensino superior e como analista de gestão do conhecimento na fundação Itaú Educação e Trabalho. Em 2021, Renata foi co-fundadora da SKILLIFY, empresa que traduz as demandas da área tech para instituições de ensino brasileiras.


Gabriel Marcondes Koraicho

Gabriel started his Ph.D. in the Economics of Education program at Stanford GSE. He holds an MSc in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - Escola de Economia de São Paulo (FGV-EESP) and a BA in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). In his Master's thesis, he evaluated the impact of a fee waiver policy for students from public schools in their final year. His interest is in quantitative methods to evaluate public policies, focusing on education, inequality, and higher education.


André de Holanda Padilha Vieira

André de Holanda Padilha Vieira is a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Methodology of Social Sciences at the Fluminense Federal University and an associate researcher at the Research Group on Structuring Inequalities (Desestrutura/UFF) and the Laboratory for Research into Higher Education (Lapes/UFRJ). His research and writing focus on educational inequalities, higher education, school-to-work transition and social inequalities.

Portuguese, Brazil

Ana Trindade Ribeiro

Ana has recently started her Ph.D. in the Economics of Education program at Stanford GSE. She holds an MSc in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a BA in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). On her Master's thesis, she evaluated the post-college outcomes from one of the first higher education affirmative action policies in Brazil. She focuses on the use of quantitative methods and economic incentives rationale to evaluate education policies, mostly related to higher education.


Sabine Righetti

Righetti graduated in Journalism from UNESP. She has a master’s and a doctorate in Scientific and Technological Policies from Unicamp where she is currently associated researcher at Labjor and LEES (Laboratório de Estudos de Educação Superior). She worked as science and education reporter for more than ten years writing for places such as "Folha de S.Paulo" --the largest newspaper in Brazil. Now she writes on science and education for Abecedário, a Grupo Folha blog, and, as a consultant, she collects and analyses the higher education data to produce the Folha’s University Ranking -RUF.


Luís Grochocki

Luís Filipe de Miranda Grochocki is an Analyst in Science and Technology at the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education - CAPES. He is currently the International Affairs Coordinator at the Brazilian National Agency for Data Protection. He is also a professor at the School of Public Policy and Government at Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV EPPG - and at the School of Business, Accounting, Economy and Public Management at the University of Brasília - UNB.


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.


Marcelo Knobel

Marcelo Knobel was the Rector of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Brazil, institution to which he has been a faculty member for 25 years. The term was from April 2017 to April 2021.
After obtaining both his bachelor’s and his PhD degrees in Physics from Unicamp, Knobel spent some time in Europe as a postdoctoral researcher, where he had the opportunity to experience other cultures. He joined Unicamp again upon his return to Brazil, but this time as a faculty member.



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