- Investment Committee AdvisorsAdvisor
- RepresentativesBrazil Representative
- ScholarshipsCommittee Member
- Grants Management and SupportMajor Grants Supervisor
- TranslationPortuguese Translator
Luciana is KF country representative for Brazil. She helps translate the KF website into Portuguese. The Portuguese website uploads and provides information related to KF projects and programs and how to support KF. On the Scholarships Committee, she helps review the applications twice a year. As an advisor to the Investment Committee, she provides information related to Brazil risk.
Luciana has spent most of her professional career working with global banks in corporate finance. She has also pioneered environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices as a researcher, teacher, and advisor, helping corporate clients to assess risks related to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader ESG factors. She has an MSc in energy planning from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE- UFRJ) and in environmental technology from Imperial College of London. She also holds an MBA in international finance from Pace University, NY and a bachelor’s degree in statistics from ENCE in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I have been a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche since 2002. I met Rinpoche at Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling during his first trip to Brazil. I helped organize Rinpoche’s teachings and group practice in Brazil. I also coordinated Buda de Ipanema from 2006 until 2017, when SI Brasil was established.