During my professional life, I have already sold clothes, worked as a photographer, journalist, publicist, waiter, bartender and even had a job in a chocolate factory. During this process, I realized that it is by making mistakes that you get where you want. And these failures necessarily imply experimenting. My interest in education, communication and art brought me here, a portrait still under construction.
Today I the general director of ZeitGeist Education, Media and Culture, and international co-chairman UNESCO MIL Alliance (Paris, France), UNESCO's international alliance in media and information literacy. I write monthly articles for A Gazeta do Povo newspaper and Revista Educação (magazine). In transmedia projects, I host the show “Idade Mídia" on Canal Futura, and MídiaMundo, on Youtube, this last one along with journalist Maria Cristina Poli.
I participated in more than 15 books, among them, "Media Age - Communication Reinvented in School.
I am a member of the advisory board of program Educamídia (a Instituto Palavra Aberta and google.org initiative) and of the scientific board of the academic journal Comunicar (University of Huelva, Spain). I also act as a board member and co-founder of ABPEDUCOM (Brazilian Association of Educommunication Professionals and Researchers).
In the academic field, I am a researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at PUC-SP university, in São Paulo.
To sum up, I dedicate my professional life to research and, mainly, implementing projects based on education, communication and innovation in companies, schools and governments.
Since 1999, when I helped founding the project Cidade Escola Aprendiz (case at Harvard University), I decided to dedicate myself to these fields.
After a sabbatical in London (UK) and contact with the BBC, I realized that it could make a difference. My training as a journalist and educator took me to address the topic of Media Education. Before that, as a journalist, I covered the topic of education for the main media outlets in Brazil, such as O Estado de S.Paulo (newspaper), and publishers Editora Abril, Editora Nova Cultural and the maganize Trip, among others.
In the last 15 years, I helped founding 3 NGOs and 2 companies, including Rede CEP (Communication, Education and Participation), a Brazilian network focused in advocacy and supported by UNICEF. Besides an entrepreneur, I am an international consultant and lecturer, and also design and implement projects, write book, articles and well, I dedicate myself to develop transformative education projects for governments, companies and NGOs, in Brazil and internationally.
I have also a specialization degree in Digital Business at University of California - Berkeley.
You can find more details of my professional trajectory within my profile on Linkedin.