Talita Pessoa grew up in São Paulo and received her B.A. in Law from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. During Law school, she studied a semester abroad at Georgetown Law’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, UK. Prior to Georgetown, she worked at the Public Defense of the State of São Paulo and at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York on issues regarding gender, development, and science, technology and innovation. During the summer of 2019, she worked with the World Bank’s Global Food and Agriculture Global Practice in Buenos Aires researching digital technologies in the region. In addition to her studies in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program, she is the president of the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Society and is a fellow with the Brazil and Southern Cone team at McLarty Associates in Washington, DC. She is interested in global politics, sustainable development, and human rights. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Pessoa, Talita. (2019) Article: The future of digital in Uruguay's agri-food systems. [https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/future-digital-uruguays-agri-food-system]
"The most decisive factor in my decision to participate in the MSFS program was the human aspect of MSFS. The opportunity to belong to a small cohort and develop close relationships with my peers and professors was something I believed only MSFS could offer. I have not been disappointed since making my decision to study at Georgetown. I am continuously amazed by how much I have learn from my classmates and MSFS peers. This seems to continue long after graduation as I have been pleasantly surprised in every interaction with MSFS alumni. I feel both lucky and proud to belong to a program with great values and a tradition of bringing out the best in its people.”