Luisa Portugal is a Program Officer at the NYU Center on International Cooperation working with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies team, where she primarily supports the international delivery and advocacy and the Halving Global Violence teams.
Prior to joining CIC, Luisa worked in NGOs and the private sector. She was part of the IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA), where she implemented and analyzed monitoring and evaluation tools for the program. She was also part of a project with Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP) preventing the passage of a bill that would affect the Indigenous communities in the region. At NYU, Luisa supported the organization of an international conference on the topic of migration, and she was a writer and podcast host for the NYU Wagner Review.
Luisa holds a master’s degree in public policy with a specialization in international development from New York University, and a master’s in constitutional law and bachelor’s in law from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).