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Fernanda is passionate about unlocking the science of behavior – how we work, live, and run governments – to build a more equitable and prosperous society. She excels in connecting the right data, technology, talent, and knowledge to shift perspectives on problems - and find actionable, equitable solutions.


  • MPA, Development Practice, Columbia University
  • BA, International Relations, Federal University of RS (Brazil)

Delivery Experience

Fernanda currently supports cities across the U.S. in the use of data to improve COVID-19 response and recovery. This includes leveraging existing public data to quickly identify and mitigate local outbreaks; using clearly defined thresholds and benchmarks to make better decisions in event permitting; establishing data-driven routines with multiple stakeholders to ensure equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine; developing effective communication strategies to inform residents and promote compliance with and demand for COVID-19 preventative measures and vaccine uptake, respectively.

Fernanda has also conducted impact assessments of COVID-19 response programs and grants for funders looking to better understand and continuously improve their process and programming.

Other Experience

Fernanda is an accomplished policy and project manager with experience in public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors. She has led quantitative and qualitative analysis addressing financial inclusion, climate insurance, and workforce and private sector development to build evidence-based solutions in the US, Latin America, and Africa. She has supervised projects at the large multinational level, as well as local research and advocacy.

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