Fernanda Danan Saraiva
Fernanda Danan Saraiva is an LL.M. candidate in Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University pursuing specialization in Global Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she is admitted to practice law and also obtained an LL.M. degree in Corporate Law.
Since her first internship in Brazil, Fernanda dreamed of studying law abroad. During two years, she worked as an intern at Vale S.A., a multinational mining company, dealing with operations in many different countries. After her graduation, she was invited to be part of the law firm Veirano Advogados, where she worked for one and a half years on projects involving mining, energy and environmental matters.
Prior to joining Pace, she was responsible for coordinating the regulatory and environmental legal practice of Abengoa Brasil, a multinational energy company, where she also received the responsibility to develop the government relations practice. During the Fall semester at Pace, she also worked at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Marshall Islands to the United Nations in New York City.
Fernanda loves to walk around the city and explore new places – especially those serving ice cream. She also likes to challenge her memory skills and she took acting classes for 14 years.