Marcela Amorim is a Project and Research Intern at WRI Brasil. She is part of the Forest, Land Use and Agriculture Program team and works on collecting and analyzing data from several of the team’s projects. 

Before joining WRI Brasil, Marcela worked as a scholarship holder in the Projeto de Educação Ambiental da Bacia de Campos, mobilizing local communities, aiming for participation and social control for the development of public policies. She also carries out research within the themes of political ecology and socio-environmental conflicts in Brazil. She has a degree in Environmental Technique from the Instituto Federal Fluminense. 

At the moment, she is a student of Socio-Environmental Sciences at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and participated in several courses such as Concepts in Biodiversity, Water Law, Climate Change and Climate Risk Management, Environmental Education, Agroecology and Geoprocessing, which complement the role of the Socio-Environmental Scientist in solving current environmental problems.