TEAM

TEAM

Thiago Medaglia

Founder and CEO
A journalist and writer, he is the founder and editor of Ambiental and also a contributing editor at InfoAmazonia and a freelance writer for National Geographic Brasil, where he worked previously as an editor (2001-2013). Fellow at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ, 2015); a graduate in Entrepreneurial Journalism by the City University of New York (Cuny, 2016); and a panelist in two sessions of the World Conference of Science Journalism (WCSJ, 2017). He is currently a fellow in the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT (KSJ-MIT, 2019-2020).

Flavio Forner

Photographer and Web Developer
A co-founder of Ambiental, he works with photography, video and web development, focusing on journalistic content. A partner in projects for Conservation International (CI), Forner has published his work at The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, The Guardian and Deutsche Welle, and has also collaborated with The TV Cultura, BBC and Al Jazeera. In 2010, he as Awarded by the Society for News Design.

Felipe Valente

Relationships Coordinator
An advertising person with a bachelor’s degree from Cásper Líbero College, he is a co-founder of Ambiental and one of the managers of its community. A copywriter and scriptwriter, he has already carried out special projects of proprietary content for companies and institutions.

Letícia Klein

Reporter
A journalist with a professional diploma in Environment, she is a graduate in Communication, Entrepreneurship and Digital Media at Ibes/Sociesc and in Holistic Sciences by Schumacher College. Creator and author of the blog Sustenta Ações. As a freelance journalist, she writes for portals such as Conexão Planeta and Projeto Colabora, and also works as text reviewer and translator. She is an ambassador for the Zero Waste movement in Blumenau (Santa Catarina, Brazil).

Editorial Board

Ronaldo Ribeiro

A senior editor at National Geographic Brasil for the past 15 years, Ribeiro was the founder and editor of the magazine “Os Caminhos da Terra”, a trailblazing publication in the coverage of environmental conservation in Brazil.

Patrícia Gomes

A current manager at JOTA, where she helps the media team generate some amazing ideas, Paty previously spent time in Silicon Valley developing interactive journalism projects at EdSurge. She has a master’s degree in Media, Strategy and Leadership from Northwestern University, where she worked with a grant from the Ling Institute. She was a member of the team that launched Porvir and was previously a copywriter, reporter and education editor at Folha de S. Paulo.

Gustavo Faleiros

A journalist with a Masters in Environmental Policy from King’s College London, he was a reporter and correspondent in Brasilia for Valor Econômico newspaper, as well as editor and executive director of O Eco. Awarded twice with a Knight grant from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), he currently coordinates InfoAmazonia and teaches digital journalism at Emerson College.

Adriana Garcia

A journalist and consultant in strategic design and digital media, Adriana is Director of Operations at Projor – Institute for the Development of Journalism in Brazil. She has a master’s degree from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (USP) and was a J. S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, California (2012/2013). She has worked as a reporter, editor and international correspondent for media groups such as Reuters, Folha de S. Paulo, Veja São Paulo and Exame. She was also Director of Digital Communication for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She is the founder of Orbital Mídia, a group that promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in journalism through startup and Design Thinking methodologies.

Consulting Researchers

Edgardo Latrubesse, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment

Luís Fábio Silveira, University of São Paulo (USP), Museum of Zoology

Pérola Felipette Brocaneli, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, FAU-Mackenzie

Toby Gardner, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Jos Barlow, Lancaster University’s Environment Center, UK

Joice Ferreira, Embrapa Amazônia Oriental