I am a 40-year-old Brazilian national. I have been working as attorney of the National Treasury since 2006. In this path, I have learnt that, as a result of the bureaucratic legalistic environment in which organisations are immerged in Brazil, public managers lose sight of the horizon and forget the practical aspects of law and how to put them into practice in a way that benefits society as a whole. Furthermore, as I progressed in the organisation, I realised that my legal expertise is needed less, and more analytic and problem solving skills are required.

My academic path is not much different. I started out pursuing a specialism in public law, but then sought theoretical knowledge in a public administration programme. The MPP will hone my skills in policymaking and analysis of political and economic matters and will give me an international point of view that will enlighten my ethnocentric perspective of the Brazilian Public Administration.

Anelize is a Chevening Scholar.