Debora is a qualified lawyer, specialist in Brazilian Public Law, with a master’s degree in Negotiation and Mediation.
She is eager to learn, connect with people, and to use knowledge to enhance lives.
Debora has been an assistant to the Prosecution Office in Brazil for minor offences in the legal sector. She also taught conflict resolution skills to children and adolescents living in violent, low-income areas for believing the need to nurture those competencies from an early age.
Outside the legal sector, she has worked alongside the Government, corporations, and NGOs to bring into life initiatives promoting rights such as education, health, quality of life, and employment.
In her role, she writes, researches, and provides the content and information needed to support the team and the firm to flourish.
Debora speaks three languages (Portuguese, Spanish, and English) and sees relationships as the best learning sources.
- Debora collaborated to build a partnership between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a community-based organisation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This collaboration contributed to improving the community’s engagement and environmental education.
- She worked in one of the most significant social inclusion programmes for the Brazilian favelas’ pacification in Rio de Janeiro (UPP), co-delivered in partnership with the UN-Habitat. This programme was a stepping stone to Rio de Janeiro become a host to the Olympic Games in 2016.
- She was part of the first conflict resolution education initiative developed in public schools in Brazil.
- In London, she collaborated to deliver an accelerator programme with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to support health and education startups.
- Affiliated organisations: Children’s Rights Alliance for England and International Amnesty UK