Ana is an environmentalist who serves as an amplifier of voices from the Global South to global engagements. She is Brazilian and has been permanently living in Tanzania since 2010. Ana became an activist as a child during Rio1992, “the Earth Summit”, and built over 30 years of local, national, regional, and global advocacy. She is a Zero Waste implementer and plastic advocate with over 15 years of service in grassroots organizations aiming to create positive systemic change in the waste sector and build the foundation for a socially-just and climate-resilient world.
Ana is GAIA’s Director of the Global Plastics Program, providing leadership and strategic vision to GAIA’s international plastic policy work.