I have more than 13 years of experience in international law, contractual transactions and policy, with a specific focus on access to information, internet, telecom, intellectual property and human rights. In May 2014 I will be joining Public Knowledge, where I will lead PK’s international work.
I am an international associate at Global Partners Digital Associate, supporting GPD’s work in the US and Latin America and a research advisor for the The Global Commission on Internet Governance. I seat at the advisory board of Open Knowledge Foundation for both the OKF central and Brazil chapter, and of Saylor Foundation in the USA. I consider myself a strong advocate for open access to research, open data in government and science and open educational resources. I have founded and lead the Open Educational Resources Project in Brazil, with concrete legislative and policy change results already in place and grants from the Open Society Foundation.
Previously, I was a Project Director at New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, the International Intellectual Property Director at Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF), a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and I have consulted for organizations like Wikimedia Foundation, SPARC/ARL, Freedom House, Ford Foundation, UNESCO, USAID, ALADI, UNDP and more.
I am a Brazilian lawyer and before moving to the US, about 7 years ago, I worked at the Center for Technology and Society at FGV-Rio and as a in-house counsel for Telefonica’s ISP in Brazil, Terra Networks.
I have a LL.M. on IP from Boston University (US), an MBA from Instituto de Empresas (Spain), an MA in International Economic Negotiations from UNICAMP/UNESP (Brazil), and a JD from USP (Brazil).