Ana Carolina Alfinito
About this speaker
Ana (she/ella/ela) is a lawyer and sociologist with a decade of experience working alongside Indigenous and Indigenist organizations in Brazil. She has done extensive research on themes such as the criminalization of Indigenous leaders and the implementation of Indigenous land rights in the Amazon and in the Center-West of Brazil. Before joining Amazon Watch, she was program officer at the Oak Foundation, where she helped develop a program focused on advancing the implementation of territorial and socio-environmental rights in Brazil. At Amazon Watch, she is responsible for developing, supporting and monitoring legal strategies aimed at upholding the rights of Indigenous peoples and collaborates in the Defend the Defenders program.