Susanna Shapiro is the program officer for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Global Fund for Children.
"Before coming to GFC, she was a consultant at the World Bank in the Social Development Department, where she provided operational and analytical support to projects in Latin America and founded the Critical Development Thinking Group. Susanna has spent ten years working directly and indirectly with grassroots organizations in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She earned her master’s degree in international affairs from the New School while working part-time at the Brazil Foundation in New York. Prior to that, she served for two years as an at-risk youth advisor in the Peace Corps/Jamaica and worked with Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) in Peru and Ecuador. Susanna has also conducted research in northeastern Brazil, where she lived for several months with teachers and students from the Landless Workers Movement (MST). She has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Jamaican Patois."