Mariana Prado was a Summer 2018 Staff Intern at the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center. She is currently an M.A. candidate in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, in addition to pursuing a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies. Through her work at Georgetown, she has partnered with Ecam, a socio-environmental NGO in Brazil, and worked with traditional populations and local communities in the Brazilian Amazon region. Her academic work focuses on gender, and environmental and land conflict in Brazil, especially their impact in marginalized communities. Mariana also holds a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science with a minor in English from Stetson University in Florida.