Marcello Bonatto is a Master of International Affairs Candidate at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. His focus is on education in emergencies, post-crisis transition, and child protection. Mr. Bonatto led and participated in educational projects in Brazil, Egypt, Colombia, Bosnia and, most recently, Senegal.
Parallel to his curriculum at SIPA, he is conducting independent research on the international relations of subnational and regional governments, with particular interest in the cases of the City and the State of São Paulo. Prior to attending SIPA, Mr. Bonatto worked four years in policy development and implementation as a local officer at the Consulate General of Canada in São Paulo. He also worked one year in the export and import industry in Cairo, Egypt.
After graduation, Mr. Bonatto plans to return to Brazil to help promote social change by improving the quality of student learning and teacher formation in the country. Born in São Paulo, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and a Diploma in Asian Studies from Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.