Our Team

CEO & FOUNDER

BEATRIZ: Brazilian journalist with more than ten years of experience in the newsroom (Globo TV – Brazil) and a Politics PhD student at the University of Manchester with a research project focused on the circulation and legitimisation of alt-right conspiracy theories. Beatriz also holds a Distinction Degree  – MA in International Relations and Security (University of Westminster) and recently won the Transcendence Award given by Michigan State University in recognition of her work with young people.

https://beatrizbuarque.wixsite.com/website

 

 

 

VICE-PRESIDENT

JAMES:  journalist graduated from Cardiff University with a Master degree in International Journalism. A native of Santiago, Chile, he worked for several years for Canal 13 – the largest private TV station in the country – covering world news on a daily basis like the Colombian peace process and the Paris terror attacks. His experience has been enriched with field assignments in places such as Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Argentina, Peru, and the Falkland Islands. James believes words can heal the world because there is always good news to tell.

 

 

DIRECTOR – WORDS HEAL BRAZIL

MARIANA V.: media student – UFRJ (Brazil).

 

 

                                                                                                                          

               

 

 

DIRECTOR – INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS

LAURA R.: media student – UFRJ (Brazil).

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGAL ADVISOR – BRAZIL

MARCIO: Brazilian lawyer with more than ten years of experience in civil and criminal law. Marcio is currently based in Rio de Janeiro and he believes words can heal the world because they can bring people together if they are spread for the common good.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR – MANDELA MILE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

PEDRO B.: media student – UFRJ (Brazil).

CONTENT STRATEGY CONSULTANT

GEOVANA L.: Geovana is a Brazilian journalist, based in Canada, specialized in International Relations and Content Strategy. Worked in the main Brazilian radio and TV newsrooms, including an Emmy-award winner newscast aired at prime time in Brazil’s leading TV channel. With over 15 years of experience in hard news, she covered a range of global topics from politics and terrorism attacks.
Geovana is now immersed in an MBA in Creative Leadership, to build the tools to face the new communication challenges and transform positively the world.