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About me

A born (and trained) communicator, I have worked with a variety of subjects, but always trying to be as accessible as possible. 

I AM CURRENTLY part of the Sexuality and Policy Watch (SPW) team. Since 2021, my work has involved projects, research and communication. I connect different parties and partners in a project, and participate from planning to completion. I ensure that deliverables are completed on time and advise on how to do so in accordance with our standards, even when I'm not involved in the execution myself. I also research, analyse, write, proofread and edit at SPW. I am also a regular contributor to Ação Educativa, as a reporter, since 2020. 

My focus is on gender and sexualities, and I have many years of experience in the third sector. 

Most of my experience comes from writing, reporting, proofreading, translating, social media management, scriptwriting and producing podcasts/radio broadcasts. But I've also done consultancies work focused on gender and diversity, research, and I'm used to assisting projects. 

 

I've also had podcasts, blogs, YouTube, chaired societies and I'm always learning something new and taking courses. 

I'm [very] organised, hard-working, and willing to learn. To use Linkedin terms: I'm ‘versatile’, 'flexible', and ‘multitasking’. Through years of freelancing, I've become even more organised, independent, good at time-management and  working with simultaneous projects. 

You will find a summarised CV below. Some of my work can be seen in the ‘Texts’ and ‘Projects and Campaigns’ sections.

To find out more about me and the work my portfolio doesn't show, get in touch: nana@soaresnana.com.

CV

Languages

Portuguese - Native

English - Fluent

Spanish - Advanced

French - Elementary

Libras (Brazilian Sign language) - Elementary

Education

2018 - 2019

University of Sussex / Institute of Development Studies | MA Gender and Development

The dissertation focused on LBQ health and it was the highest-graded paper of that year. 

Chevening Scholar. 

2010 - 2014

University of São Paulo (ECA-USP) | Bachelors in Communications

Focus: Journalism

Work Experience

2021 - Present

Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW)

Project, research and communications officer.

Project officer, from the planning phase to completion. Assisting on research, producing periodic analyses of global sexual politics, organising events and providing secretarial support. Producing articles, managing communication channels

2020 - Present

Ação Educativa [Educational Action]

Reporting to different projects, especially De Olho nos Planos, Tô no Rumo and Gênero & Educação

In 2020, for De Olho nos Planos project: reporting, project assistance, event organisation, management of all communication channels, podcast production, and scripting.

2018 - 2021

2015 - 2016

Freelancer

Reporting, copywriting, branded content, corporate communications, translation, proofreading. Services provided to: Estadão, Editora Globo, Editora Abril, Artigo 19 (Brazil and London), Gênero e Número, Think Olga, Projeto Draft, Itaú Mulher Empreendedora, Instituto Rede Mulher Empreendedora, Programaria, Tear, among others. 

 

Consultancies and workshops focused on gender equality. Services provided to: AlmapBBDO, 99, ProPay, among others. 

2017

Portal Aprendiz

Reporter. Portal Aprendiz and Educational Cities Project, text reports on the right to public space, politics, education and democracy.

 

2016 - 2017

A2ad agency

Copywriter. Institutional communication and branded content projects, texts and social media. Clients included Twitter Brasil and a company in the wind sector.

2016

Twitter Brazil

Content curation. Identifying, editing and publishing discussions and trends in real time during the Rio 2016 Olympics.

2015

Estadão

Trainee in Economic Journalism at the 5th Estado Course in Economic Journalism. The special issue produced at the end of the course, a guide to financial health, won the Estadão Journalism Award that year for best reporting in services.

2015

Observatório do 3˚ Setor [Third Sector Observatory]

Reporter, covering the third sector ecosystem in Brazil. Scriptwriter of the Observatory's radio program, (2h duration - 2x per week).

2013 - 2014

Educar para Crescer (To educate for growth)

Journalism and social media intern. Writing articles on Education. Social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, which at the time totalled +1 million followers.

2012 - 2013

Agência de Notícias da Aids [Aids News Agency]

Journalism intern. 

Main themes: HIV/Aids, Science, Politics, Health, Education, Gender, Sexuality, Race, Human Rights

2011 - 2012

Agência USP de Notícias [USP News Agency]

Journalism trainee. Reporting on researches from the University for the website and weekly spots on Rádio USP.

Other courses

2020

Public Health based on Evidences

Unicamp

2017

Gender, Development and Human Rights

University for Peace/UN 

2017

360° content for brands 

SP Digital School

2015

International Women's Health & Human Rights

Stanford University (MOOC)

2015

Microeconomics and Finances

FGV/Estadão

2015

Gender Studies

FFLCH/USP

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