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 fosters connections and facilitates 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 its bustling atmosphere and multicultural 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 premier 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedro Mendes Pereira
Pedro Mendes Pereira is the business development manager of the Brazil Gateway and is based in São Paulo. Pereira manages Ohio State’s strategic engagements with academic, industry, government and nonprofit partners and establishes strategic relationships to develop executive and short-term programs, internships and education abroad opportunities for Ohio State students.
Pereira graduated from Uniasselvi with a master’s in Occupational, Health and Safety Engineering, received his bachelor’s degree in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from the University of Taubate and specializations from the University of Chalmers, Harvard University and Berklee College of Music. Before joining the Brazil Gateway, he participated in Ohio State’s The Ohio Program (TOP), where he worked in agribusiness in Missouri. After completing his professional training program, he worked in the TOP office and helped international students gain professional experience in the U.S. agribusiness community by establishing connections between companies and students. Pereira can be reached at email@example.com.
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