Ana Mauad was born and raised in Brazil, and has had international experiences in England, Portugal, Argentina and Mexico. Traveling to know different places and cultures is one of her passions, along with taking long walks and swimming. She is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at the University of Brasília (Brazil). Her dissertation is focused on the climate responses of Latin American cities in the past ten years. Ana’s research agenda encompasses the following issues: transnational climate networks, global cities as actors in international relations, comparative politics, and policies in Latin America. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Brasília, where her thesis focused on the role of local governments at the UNHabitat II Conference and its national and international repercussions. She is also engaged in initiatives to promote gender equality in academia, being one of the founders of the Brazilian Women’s Caucus (MulheRIs) at the Brazilian International Relations Association (ABRI). While at CSU, she is working under Dr. Michele Betsill’s supervision for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ana is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.