Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção

Executive Director

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção is the Executive Director at CPI Brazil. Besides providing strategic guidance on the projects’ components, his research focuses on different aspects of development economics, including agricultural economics, institutions, and financial intermediation.

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Mariana Correia

Mariana Correia

Financial Associate

Mariana Correia

Mariana Correia serves as the Financial Associate at CPI Brazil, where she currently works on financial management and human resources management.

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Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari

Associate Director, Climate Law and Governance

Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari, Associate Director of CPI’s Rio Office, leads the Climate Law and Governance Program, where she oversees the work of a team of lawyers, while also supporting cross-cutting strategic projects.

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Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa Gandour

Head of Policy Evaluation, Conservation

Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa's work generates rigorous empirical evidence on the effectiveness and impact of key policies aimed at strengthening environmental protection and reducing forest degradation and deforestation.

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Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Program Director

Natalie Hoover

Natalie manages the programmatic portfolio and provides strategic guidance in research development, leading policy and communication strategies, ensuring programmatic sustainability, and tracking and monitoring the program’s impact.

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Priscila Z. Souza

Priscila Z. Souza

Head of Policy Evaluation, Financial Instruments

Priscila Z. Souza

Priscila Souza serves as the Head of Policy Evaluation, focusing on Financial Instruments at CPI Brazil, and as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Global Center. At CPI, her main research areas are: local impacts of large investments and rural credit in Brazil.

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Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze

Head of Policy Evaluation, Energy

Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze serves as the Head of Policy Evaluation focusing on Energy at CPI Brazil, where she currently examines how Brazil can increase its energy mix to help the country achieve climate goals.

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Cristina Leme Lopes

Cristina Leme Lopes

Senior Legal Analyst, Climate Law and Governance

Cristina Leme Lopes

Cristina Leme Lopes serves as a Senior Legal Analyst, focusing on Climate Law and Governance at CPI Brazil. The research areas she addresses are: land use, Forest Code, biodiversity conservation, property rights and environmental governance.

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Andreia Medeiros

Andreia Medeiros

Administrative Assistant

Andreia Medeiros

Andreia Medeiros serves as the Administrative Assistant at CPI, where she supports researchers and collaborators. She has technical training in Accounting and Programming Language and she holds a degree in Theology.

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Arthur Bragança

Arthur Bragança

Head of Policy Evaluation, Sustainable Agriculture and Infrastructure

Arthur Bragança

Arthur Bragança is currently developing new approaches to evaluate the socio-environmental impacts of improvements in transportation infrastructure, examining the determinants of cattle intensification, and investigating the effects of agricultural practices on the environment.

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Ana Pinheiro

Ana Pinheiro

Operations Associate

Ana Pinheiro

Ana Pinheiro serves as the Operations Coordinator at CPI Brazil. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Moraes Junior University.

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Carolina Marques

Carolina Marques

Senior Project Associate

Carolina Marques

Carolina Marques is a biologist and serves as a Senior Project Associate at CPI Brazil, where she is currently coordinating research projects applied for improving environmental public policies.

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Luiza Antonaccio

Luiza Antonaccio

Legal Analyst, Climate Law and Governance

Luiza Antonaccio

Luiza Antonaccio serves as a Legal Analyst, focusing on Climate Law and Governance at CPI Brazil. She is currently developing legal and regulatory analysis on infrastructure projects in the Amazon, and also is researching about legal deforestation monitoring.

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