Bruna Santos is a Senior Advisor at the Brazil Institute. Before joining the Brazil Institute, she served as Vice-President and Innovation Director at the National School of Public Administration in Brazil (Enap), the leading school of government in the country. Previously, she was a Director at Comunitas', a civil society organization of public interest created in 2000, dedicated to promoting social development in Brazil.
From 2010 to 2013, she worked and lived in Beijing, China, where she worked as a Market Analyst at Chinatex Grains & Oils and co-founded Radar China, a public relations firm. Bruna is a member of the global network of Eisenhower Fellows and has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University at Columbia University's EMPA Global. Bruna was honored by Apolitical and the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council (GFC) on Agile Governance as one of the 50 most influential leaders championing innovation in policy making.
Bruna holds a Master's in Public Administration from Columbia University (USA) and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. She was Program Officer at the Columbia Global Centers in Rio de Janeiro. She is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English, Spanish, and proficient in Mandarin.