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Thábata da Costa

Thábata da Costa holds a Master’s in International Studies, a Master’s in Business Administration (International Affairs) and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thábata came to Canada as an international student and currently works in the immigrant and refugee settlement sector. She oversees the implementation of project initiatives and activities to meet strategic priorities that support newcomers to settle and thrive. In this role, Thábata has co-created and coordinated capacity-building projects to support under-represented voices in overcoming barriers to achieve leadership positions. She has also been involved in planning and coordinating dialogues, trainings and workshops on anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and equity, and building safe spaces for community dialogue, learning and healing around race and representativity. 

She is a forever student on the themes of decolonization, socioeconomic development and social inclusion at personal, professional and academic levels. She is passionate about multiculturalism and understands diversity as a great advantage in our society. In her spare time, Thábata can be found with her nose in a book or running on a trail at Stanley Park.