Brazil Program Coordinator
Master in Sustainable Development Practice, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MBA in Environmental Management , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Claudia is a professional with 15 years of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring sustainable projects in protected areas in Brazil, focusing on socio-environmental development, conservation, expanding capacity building to local communities and searching for sustainable forms to connect people with nature.
Her experience spans the Brazilian biomes of the Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Amazon Rainforest, and crosses different sectors such as third sector organizations, philanthropy, government institutions, environmental consultancies and teaching at universities.
She worked on several initiatives focused on the implementation of protected areas in the State of Rio de Janeiro, such as the Environmental Institute of the State of Rio de Janeiro (INEA) and Conservation International Brazil (CI), where she worked on research, socio-environmental diagnostics and products, book chapters, management plans and technical proposals for protected areas. She sought to combine environmental conservation with social activities, public use and local community valuing.
Prior to joining Re:wild, Claudia worked at the Humanize Institute, a philanthropy in Brazil. She collaborated in two different sectors, Sustainability Program and Monitoring and Evaluation, and worked widely on project management, portfolio management, risk analysis, strategic planning, supporting and monitoring projects and prospecting and negotiating partnerships and funders for projects.