Beatriz Rodrigues joined GDCI in 2022 as Brazil Local Liaison. An architect and urban designer from Fortaleza, Brazil, Beatriz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Ceara (UFC) and a Master’s degree in Transportation Planning from the same University. Prior to joining GCI, she worked as the Urban Design Coordinator for Fortaleza, Recife, and Salvador, cities of the northeast of Brazil, as part of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), supporting the cities to implement urban mobility best practices aimed at reducing road deaths.
Previously, she served as a Transportation Planner in the City of Fortaleza developing projects for safer streets regarding vulnerable road users, as cycling infrastructure, low-speed zones, and tactical urbanism transformations, and managing bike share systems. She also has experience as an Urban Planning Professor.