Tabata Amaral was raised in Vila Missionária, a neighborhood on São Paulo's southern outskirts. In high school, she competed on behalf of Brazil in five international Science olympiads. She graduated in Political Science and Astrophysics at Harvard University with a full scholarship. She is an education activist and the co-founder of VOA! Project, as well as the “Acredito”, Education Map, and “Vamos Juntas” movements. She was the 2nd most-voted woman in Brazil in 2018. In the first year of her term, she received the Congress in Focus award for being the best congressperson. She is the author of the book “Nosso Lugar”. Ms. Amaral was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 young leaders who are changing the world and was elected by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2022, she ran for re-election and became the most-voted progressive congresswoman in Brazil.
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