Partnership and Business Development, Datawheel
Andrea has extensive experience in cross-sector partnerships for sustainable development and scientific progress. She is responsible for facilitating and cultivating long-term collaboration between the MIT Media Lab Collective Learning Group and corporations, governments, foundations, communities, academia with the goal of democratizing data analysis and promoting informed decisions.
Before joining the Media Lab in September 2017, Andrea led the Environment Program of the Roberto Marinho Foundation in Brazil where she created a forest management education platform for the Amazon region, contributed to the development of the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and managed the Young Scientists Award. She also worked with Conservation International for seven years leading the knowledge management initiative and working with governments and local organizations to create and implement networks of protected areas in the Tropics.
Andrea holds a MBA from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil, a diploma in Communications from the University of Paris II, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Committed to lifelong learning, Andrea returned to school in 2015 for a Master in Design Studies in Risk and Resilience at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In this program, she investigated how large-scale infrastructure projects are reshaping the social and spatial fabrics of the Amazon.