Project Description

International Program Fellow

Raphaela Nawa is a lawyer and a researcher, currently working as a strategy consultant. Previously, she participated in a leading study about public sector whistleblowing in Brazil as a member of Fundação Getúlio Vargas’ research team. Her work consisted of understanding the impact of international anti-corruption legal instruments on developing countries and of assessing the maturity of whistleblowing mechanisms at state-owned enterprises (Como Viabilizar Programas Públicos de Reportantes Contra a Corrupção no Brasil?). Raphaela also contributed to Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? A Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation, a joint initiative of the Government Accountability Project and the International Bar Association, and as a data enthusiast, she analyzed anti-retaliation cases to understand gender dynamics.

She holds a B.A. in Law from the University of São Paulo, with academic experiences at Leiden University (Netherlands), Hiroshima University (Japan), and Peking University (China). During her bachelor’s, she co-founded a student-led organization aimed at providing legal aid to NGOs. Her past experiences include the IBA, FGV, Baker Mckenzie, and BlackRock.