Isadora Amaral

Foto Isa_com legendaIsadora Mota do Amaral is a Graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), supported as a Lemann Fellow and World Bank Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). While at law school, she interned for two years at the Federal Prosecution Office in Pará, litigating in cases of corruption, environmental hazard and defense of marginalized Amazon communities, all of which sparked her strong interest for public sector reforms. Afterwards, she worked for three years in the Federal Labor Court in Amapá, Brazil, where her main responsibilities were investigating corporate and governmental fraud and monitoring the team’s performance through quantitative data analysis. Her focus then became joining those interests and specializing in impact evaluations of public policies to promote a culture of evidence-based policy making. After graduating, she hopes to work towards structural changes in the Brazilian public sector. Beyond her professional interests, she is enthusiastic about dance, theater and countercultural art.