The Brazil Gateway builds upon Ohio State's more than 50 years of partnership and strategic engagement with Brazil. It focuses on four key areas: students, research, alumni and partnerships. The Brazil Gateway serves as a mini embassy for Ohio State to foster connections and facilitate opportunities for students, researchers, alumni and partners.
The Brazil Gateway is located in the city of São Paulo, the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere known for it bustling atmosphere and multicutural population. São Paulo is the state's capital and holds the largest economy in Latin America. The gateway's office is situated in the Moema district, one of the premiere business areas in the city.
Jane Aparecido is the director of the Brazil Gateway and is based in São Paulo. Aparecido focuses on facilitating academic collaborations and exchanges between Ohio State and Brazilian institutions and engaging with and developing opportunities for the Ohio State alumni community in Brazil.
Aparecido graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), received her bachelor’s degree in law from PUC Campinas and a specialization from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. At Moritz she interned at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and non-profit ECDI (Economic and Community Development Institute), as well as volunteered as a research assistant for Professor John Quigley. Aparecido also has a degree in education and she has taught languages for over 10 years. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in international relations at the University of São Paulo. Aparecido can be reached at email@example.com.
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