Thales Parenti is a winter intern at the O’Neill Institute.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Parenti has collaborated as a lead researcher and volunteered at multiple human rights organizations. He has previously worked in the field of women’s rights, sustainability, and refugee’s rights; directed multiple human rights student organizations; and participated in international human rights competitions. He was awarded the Bird&Bird award for World’s Best Memorial at a competition on the European Human Rights System.

Parenti speaks English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. In addition, he created a sustainable fashion brand to fundraise and bring awareness to an organization protecting Brazilian neotropical carnivore mammals.

Parenti is currently in his final year at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, where he is developing a bachelor thesis overseen by Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on apartheid regimes. For one year, he also studied at the University of Sydney and at the University of Copenhagen.

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