Thais Bessa

Program Development Officer

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Thais joined D-Lab as Resource Development Officer in April 2019.

She has over 10 years of experience in international development and human rights in different countries in the areas of strategic planning, institutional fundraising, program management, and research. She has worked at various UN agencies and NGOs, including UNHCR, UN Women, and Anti-Slavery International.

Thais is currently finishing a PhD in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and holds a Master’s in Forced Migration (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, UK, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Originally from Brazil, she is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.