IDCE Students Profiles

Larissa Soares (IDSC '2012)

Larissa Soares (Brazil) graduated from University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a B.A. in International Studies, and from Universidade de Fortaleza (Brazil) with a Bachelors of Foreign Trade. She started her career as a Foreign Trade Trainee at a local Trade Co called Emitrade Intl, and as Researcher Assistant in internationalization of small companies in Brazil. In Wisconsin, she worked with the Center for Community Partnerships at UWP, with Non-profit Development, researching non-profit needs, matching, tracking, supporting and evaluating course projects for nonprofits and community organizations, and promoting professional development programs. Recent research experience has expanded her interest in self-sustainable communities and fair-trade companies in Northeast Brazil.