Andrea Romani

Program Officer, WLP Brazil/Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA)
Andrea Romani

Romani (Brazil) is a biologist who has worked on environmental issues and women's rights for over a decade. She is a Program Officer at Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA), or Citizenship, Study, Research, Information, and Action. As a trained biologist, she has focused on sustainable development, mainly as it relates to waste management, human rights, and gender issues, and has spent several years working to empower pickers of recyclable materials and to develop capacity-building projects with grassroots women’s organizations from communities across Rio de Janeiro. Since 2004, Romani has served as the liaison at Cepia to the joint activities developed with WLP, including the Portuguese translation and adaptation of WLP’s Leading to Choices and Leading to Action manuals. During her undergraduate studies, Romani worked with the Women’s Center for Global Leadership at Rutgers University on the development of the “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” campaign.