Synergos Staff & Representatives
Alessandra serves as Synergos Brazil’s Program Coordinator. She began at the start of operations in 2012 under the Pact for the Education of Pará. Alessandra received her MSW from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in 2007. Before joining Synergos, she served as consultant to the Secretary of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic (SAE) in work related to early childhood.
Previously, Alessandra worked at the Fundação Xuxa Meneghel in partnership with the Não Bata, Eduque (“Don’t Hit, Educate”) campaign , which aimed to raise awareness about the negative consequences of using corporal punishment against children. She also worked at the International Centre for Studies and Research on Childhood, in partnership with PUC-Rio, as researcher on a childhood development project.