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Summary

Talita is a lawyer passionate about education and political sciences. After years of experience in public policy, data and educational methods, she became enthusiastic about finding educational solutions to build a more equitable and prosperous society.

Education

  • MA, International Educational Development, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of São Paulo (USP)

Delivery Experience

Talita is supporting a Brazilian coalition formed by three non-profit organizations that aims to cut Brazil's illiteracy rate by 50% in five years and improve educational outcomes for over three million students.

Other Experience

As a Coordinator of Higher Education for Brazil's Ministry of Education, Talita helped design the educational component of an impactful national program: Mais Médicos. This program changed the nation's medical curriculum, delivered 7,000 medical courses in areas with physician shortages, and was a critical step in leveling unequal physician allocation across Brazil.

While earning her Master's Degree, Talita worked as a consultant for European Wergeland Centre where she led technical assistance and evaluation research to design a curriculum project focused on democratic competencies for Ukrainian schools.

Talita also worked as Public Affairs Senior Manager at Sonho Grande Institute, an NGO that collaborates with State governments in the implementation of a full-time high school program centered on the integral development of young students in 16 Brazilian states. In this position, she had the opportunity to strengthen her capacities as a program manager by developing government partnerships and advocating for the program with public authorities, politicians, experts and scholars.

More recently, as a chief of staff for a Brazilian congresswomen, Talita worked on the approval of the Federal Constitution Amendment that transformed FUNDEB (Fund for the Development and Maintenance of Elementary Schools) into a permanent policy. She also helped develop new educational indicators in partnership with World Bank and educational institutes.

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