Maria works at the intersection of law and technology, and has conducted research on a wide variety of topics such as privacy and data protection, internet access, platform regulation, as well as democratic theory and political participation.
Before joining Connected by data, she worked as a data protection researcher and consultant in Brazil in the private, public and third sectors.
She participated in the Brazilian version of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Who has Your Back?” Project. And co-authored the Brazilian chapter of the IT for Change’s grant “Policy Frameworks for digital platforms – Moving from openness to inclusion”.
Maria was the Brazil Sub-national Lead for the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at University of Oxford.
Maria is currently a Lecturer at Data Privacy Brasil and a participant in the Fall 2022 Research Sprint on “Digital Identity in Time of Crisis: Designing for Better Futures”, hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
She earned a Masters of Law and a Bachelor of Law degrees from University of São Paulo, in Brazil.