Mariana Amorim is a researcher at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University. She has a master’s degree in public policy with focus on criminal justice from Oregon State University. She has worked with district attorney offices, non-profits that assist crime victims, and re-entry programs. She worked as a Theatre of the Oppressed instructor in Brazil, with the non-profit theatre group Pressão do Juízo, partner of the Theatre of the Oppressed Center, which was founded by Augusto Boal. Mariana joined PPTG on October, 2014.