The Editor

Elisa Maria Campos - Brazilian Journalist
Elisa Maria Campos

Journalist, collaborator of the Favelas Unified Dashboard (

Master in Global Studies by
Albert-Ludwigs-Freiburg University.

Postgraduate at International Relations.

Lived in 5 countries: Brazil, Italy, Germany, South Africa and India.

+30 humanitarian missions with Operation Smile

5 languages:

Passionate about Humanitarism, Technology, Pinguins, fruits and carnival

A journalist who believes life is too fast to do other things than good ones.

My history starts when I was 3 years old. I grew up in this poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro called Praça Seca, where neighbors are friends and strong social relations contrast with high rates of violence. Two thieves arrived to steal my grandpa’s car and murdered him in front of us – me, mom and my old brother.

My parents decided not to move out and instead, taught us how to give back in charity and work to release inequality impact in our community. This is the start point to a life of social engagement, journalism and how I ended up in the Development sector.

Within the years, I deepened my studies and experiences. I have been working over 10 years with development and living in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, India and Italy. I also had the chance to do field work in Brazil, Mexico, Malawi and Mozambique.

In 2019, I was working as Medical Records Team leader in Malawi, when a non-document child showed me it was the time to bring my passion for Technology into the core of my global master studies to combine the access of data to reality with the power of communications for change.

Here I am. Note: my parents still live at the same neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, at the same house and keep helping people around. 


Here you can find my Linkedin profile and more detailed info on my career.

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