Francesca Amaral

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Regional Editor – Latin America

Francesca is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in international relations and criminology and minoring in Latin American and Latino studies. She hopes to work with regional security in Latin America, especially in the areas of transnational crime networks and human rights. In addition to The Metric, she is part of the board for the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA), which is present in over 70 universities worldwide. In her free time, she enjoys watching crime shows and listening to Simple Plan and Thirty Seconds to Mars.


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From Brazil’s tourism capital to problem city

Latin America

Of Butterflies and Bullets

Security decisions in a globalized world

Latin America