Stephanie is a Research Associate with the Program on Poverty and Governance at CDDRL. She is engaged in research projects and is in charge of translating the team's work into actionable policy briefs.
Originally from Brazil, most of her research concerns her home country or Latin America in general. Stephanie's main research project now is the UPP policing program taking place in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, particularly trying to understand if and why the program has been successful, how to effectively institute police reform, and what lessons the Rio experience can teach other countries going through similar problems of violence and drug trafficking in poor regions.
She holds an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.