Fernanda Borges Nogueira

Fernanda Borges is a Senior Network Program Manager for the Roosevelt Network. Fernanda Borges was born and raised in Brazil where she managed a local Aiesec committee and actively participated in different academic activities, aiming at being involved and contribute to the local community’s advance. After acquiring her B.A. in International Relations at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Fernanda joined the trainee program at Itau bank to work with business development in Latin America. She recently received a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University, specialized in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis and Technology, Communications and Advocacy. At Columbia, Fernanda was the Co-President of Brazil Talk, a student-led platform for discussion of current topics on the country, with the purpose of disseminating knowledge and promoting the debate to find solutions for Brazil’s issues. She is interested in applying best practices and behavioral approaches to the design and implementation of public policies, focusing on economic development.

The Great Democracy Initiative’s (GDI) latest report on how Dodd-Frank regulatory powers could be used to curb carbon financing offers an innovative approach to addressing the climate crisis. For the Roosevelt Network, it also reminds us that this wouldn’t be possible without the groundwork of youth-led divestiture movements that have increasingly gained momentum in recent

In the absence of federal climate legislation and amidst a regulatory rollback both sweeping and relentless in nature, it’s no wonder that majorities of Americans believe that our government is doing too little to address the climate crisis. A potential salve for that eco-anxiety: Whenever it’s ready, the executive branch alone could take unprecedented—and legally

At least a quarter of the 2.3 million incarcerated people in US are addicted to opioids. The fact that our criminal justice system does not routinely provide treatment for opioid withdrawal or treat addiction as a disease is at best wasteful and counterproductive. Harsh drug laws ensure that we continue to see addiction as a

In a week filled with much debate, I can’t help but think that some of the stage interactions we saw tell us little to nothing about what voters really care about when it comes to each candidate. Perhaps because I just finished reading Quiet (excellent read btw), debates to me only seem to reassert our