Communications Manager and Indigenous & Climate Projects Manager
Yula joined the PPP team in May 2020 as our Communications Officer and PR, initially with a focus on Building the Barricades but has been involved in all PPP’s projects. She has a MA in International Journalism, through a Chevening Scholarship (FCDO) awarded in 2005 to study in the UK.
The former reporter and international correspondent worked for major TV networks in Brazil – Globo TV, GloboNews and SBT. In the US, where she was based for 13 years, Yula covered 3 Presidential elections, 13 United Nations General Assemblies, G20 summits, historic diplomatic agreements, Fidel Castro’s funeral and every major breaking news story. She was awarded the Herzog prize for her series of special reports from Guantanamo, Cuba, as the first Brazilian journalist to enter the US military base.
Since moving back to London Yula has specialised in human rights communications for organisations including Grupo Mulheres do Brasil , International Observatory of Human Rights, Detention Action and Respond Crisis Translation, while also writing for Stanford Social Innovation Review and Latin News and reporting for SBT news on a freelance basis.