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Class 8 (2009-2011)

Karina Ito, Brazil

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Political Science

Karina graduated in Law, specializing in Human Rights and International Law. She holds a Juris Doctorate (2003) and a post-graduate degree in International and Economic Law (2008. In 2009, she joined class 8 of the Duke/UNC Rotary Peace Center and obtained her MA in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution at UNC Chapel Hill. During her applied field experience, Karina served at ICMEC in Alexandria, VA and also at UNICEF in Geneva, Switzerland, both in the area of child protection. After graduating, Karina worked as a consultant for the Research Triangle Institute and as a research assistant at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is now the Chief of Staff of the Standing Group of National Committees for UNICEF. She is responsible for the daily operations of the Standing Group, directly supporting the Chair and other members with strategic and operational planning, including implementation of decisions and policy. In supporting the Standing Group, she experienced working under UNICEF USA, UNICEF Australia, UNICEF Canada and UNICEF Netherlands. Karina is a member of the governing Board of the Duke/ UNC Rotary Peace Center since 2022