Gabriela Martel undertook an internship with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme as part of her Undergraduate Studies of Public and Social Administration at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre (Brazil). She worked at Porto Alegre’s City Hall Local Governance Office alongside the Citizenship and Sustainability Network coordinator, Vania Gonçalves de Souza , assisting in the promotion of social development in the city’s vulnerable communities.
During her undergraduate studies Gabriela spent one semester (2014) studying and researching social policies at Sciences Po Grenoble (France). From the second semester of 2016 onwards Gabriela is based in Italy writing her thesis at Ca’ Foscari Università di Venezia. This is supported by a scholarship.