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Luisa Mattos – Program Coordinator

Luisa is the Program Coordinator of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies. Originally from Brazil, she holds a B.S. in Education with a specialization in Advanced Multicultural Studies from the University of Brasilia. Luisa is a member of the research group on Public Policy, History, and Education for Racial and Gender Relations in Brazil, and her academic projects focus on racial relations, curriculum analysis, and anti-discriminatory policies.

While in Tennessee, she pursued those interests by working as a Program Assistant at MTSU’s Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Office and serving as a counselor for international students during her senior year at the Jones College of Business. Additionally, she collaborated with the Federal Reserve Bank on a scholar program aimed at diversifying the economic education pipeline in the United States. Luisa is bilingual in Portuguese and English and has experience translating academic and other publications. In 2023, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission honored her with the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award for her consistent commitment and collaboration with local non-profits.

In her role at CLACX, Luisa oversees programs for K-16 educators, coordinates national and international events and activities both on and off-campus, leads communications efforts, and serves as a liaison between CLACX and our affiliated institutions, student organizations, and alumni.