Marcelo Silva O. Goncalves

Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, Marcelo is pursuing his Ph.D. in Public Policy. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from the University of Brasilia in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He has also received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Marcelo has served in various branches of the Brazilian government, including the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, the National Council for Food Security, and the Ministry of Human Rights (where he served as Joint-Secretary for Racial Equality). He plans to change careers from government affairs to applied research.