Global Business Development Manager
Brazilian-born and Arizona-raised, and having lived in 4 countries and over 13 cities, Thais is a global citizen by nature. She holds a dual degree in Marketing and International Business, from the George Washington University and an international affairs specialization from Sciences Po Paris.
Her research on legal bottlenecks for infrastructure development was published by the Institute for Brazilian Issues in 2011. Most recently, Thais was Head of Strategic Partnerships for Google for Education Latin America team, helping public governments across the Region adopt technology and bring quality education to students of all ages.
After almost 5 years at Google, Thais joins Waze to lead the Connected Citizens Program bringing to the team an entrepreneurial spirit and vast public-private partnership experience.