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Olivia Carneiro

MPP '19

Carneiro graduated from the University of São Paulo in Brazil in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. Following graduation, she worked as an economic consultant, advocating for issues related to competition, regulation, and public interest law. She also worked with Mapa Educação, an organization dedicated to improving public education in Brazil. In this role, she communicated and strategized to advocate for sound educational policies at a local and national level. She was also politically active in her community, working to create a campaign to elect a local politician in São Paulo. She was chosen as a ProLider Fellow in 2016, where she met with renowned politicians and government leaders to discuss public policy issues.

At The Pearson Institute, Carneiro focused on better understanding and connecting policymakers with economic and political solutions to resolve conflicts in Brazil. Since starting at Harris Public Policy, she developed a start-up, Ariel, in her native São Paulo. Ariel is a mobile system encouraging low-income parents in Brazil to prepare their children for school. In summer 2018, she completed an internship with Hashdex, a tech startup that exists to bridge the crypto world and traditional markets and unlock the blockchain potential globally. Following graduation Carneiro has worked as a research assistant at the UChicago Booth School of Business and at UChicago’s Center on Democracy.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.