ABOUT US

Juliana Luiz

Institutional Relationship Advisor

Juliana has PhD in political science from IESP/UERJ, a master's degree in international relations from PPGRI / UERJ and degrees in law (UERJ) and history (UNIRIO). She is a researcher at the World Political Analysis Laboratory (LABMUNDO). Professionally, Juliana has worked as a lecturer of international relations (at Universidade Cândido Mendes and UFRRJ), as a researcher at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and as a consultant for the third sector at Public Interest Management (GIP). At iCS, she is responsible for coordination with the iCS funders, as well as the drafting of projects and reports.

Luiza de Mello e Souza

Manager of Institutional Development and Partnerships

Luiza has a master’s degree in educational technology for health sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a degree in biology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in addition to other certifications. She entered the world of philanthropy in 2001. She worked for twelve years at the Brazilian office of the Ford Foundation, as a grants manager from 2007 to 2016 and previously as a program associate. She was also a visiting researcher at the Polytechnic School of Health Joaquim Venâncio (at Fiocruz); she worked at the National Technology Institute (INT); she taught at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) as a replacement lecturer; and was a junior researcher and social educator in the EICOS Program, at UFRJ. Wanting to experience what it means to be a grantee, she joined iCS in 2016, when the institution was only one year old and took over the fundraising area. Currently, Luiza is responsible for relationships with funders, and manages the team dedicated to drafting the proposals and reports of the received grants; planning, assessment and learning; institutional communication and management of awarded grants.

Marisa Bastos

Head of Communication

Marisa has a degree in social communication, specializing in journalism, from FACHA. She has post-graduate qualifications in project management from the School of Engineering at UFF, and in business communication, at the Cândido Mendes University. Her professional experience includes working as a communications manager at Apex, linked to the MRE, where she implemented the strategic international communication to the United States, the European Union, and China. She reformulated the processes of internal communication and digital communication, as well as coordinating the press support team. Marisa also worked for the candidature, and subsequently for the organizing committee, of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As communications manager, she headed the strategic communication plan – which involved five years of work until the Games began, and then the communication of Casa Brasil for the London Olympic Games. She was an observer at the Olympic Games in London (summer) and Sochi (winter) for the press operation and relations. She has also worked for the Consórcio Estreito Energia (CESTE), in the construction of the Estreito hydroelectric plant, in Maranhão, where she managed the press support teams, events, communication with impacted communities and internal communications. Marisa worked with the Kigali Project and the implementation of the Institute E+ Energy Transition, and, at iCS, is the head of communication.

Martina Rillo Otero

Coordinator of Planning, Evaluation and Learning

Martina is an advisor, researcher and facilitator. She likes to ask questions and work together with other people. She has a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in experimental psychology: behavior analysis, both from PUC-SP. Since her master's degree, she has specialized in the evaluation of social projects and in the investigation of subjects related to the role of knowledge in the social transformation and in the promotion of democracy. She took the FIA ​​evaluation course and the International Program for Development Training – IPDet – Intensive Core Course. She has worked with planning, evaluation and learning processes for 20 years with several social organizations. From 2008 to 2016, she coordinated the evaluation project, conducting studies, research and training in the area. She was an associate of the Instituto Fonte from 2007 to 2018, having served on the board for 4 years. She was also a member of the board, between 2015 and 2018, and is an associate of the Brazilian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation. At iCS, she coordinates the planning, evaluation and learning area, supporting the production of information and reflection in the institution - from the proposals submitted by the grantees to strategic planning meetings.

Silvia David

Grants Administration Manager

Silvia has a degree in industrial engineering from UFRJ and systems analysis from PUC-RJ. She recently obtained the ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) international certification and the ITIL v3 Foundation certification.  She has worked in IT at large telecom companies and in consulting for 20 years, including at Telemar/Oi and at Maxprocess Consulting, where she was responsible for the specification of new systems, project management and optimizing businesses processes for clients.  Prior to her position at iCS, she was responsible for institutional processes, grants and contracts, consolidating data and IT management at LARCI Brazil.  At iCS, she manages the operations and guarantees their compliance with the internal policies and procedures of the institute, monitoring the projects financially and supporting the grantees in the administrative aspect of the grants.