Larissa Pereira

Larissa Pereira is a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto pursuing an International Affairs Specialist, Economics Major, and an Italian Minor. As a Brazilian-Canadian, she speaks English and Portuguese and is currently learning Spanish and Italian. Larissa’s passion for education, equality, and safety has led her to create multiple small projects such as the Walk Around the World 5K with Schuylkill County’s VISION and the Global Wellness Lottery funded by the UofT Student Engagement Award. After working as a teaching assistant and resident worker at the University of Toronto, this passion for education led to her working as a research assistant for Professor Philip Oreopoulos, studying the positive effects of Khan Academy on branching education inequality and assisting in designing a public school tutoring system. Larissa is now excited to work with the NATO Association of Canada and discuss education, equality, and women in security.