About PAPS

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About PAPS

Founded in 1998, the Portuguese American Post-graduate Society (PAPS) is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations whose mission is to support Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduates (with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, in any academic/professional field) studying or working in North America, as well as those who have returned to Portugal.

Standing Mission

  • To represent and support the Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduate community in North America.

  • To develop and support strategies that aim at maximizing the contribution of the Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduate community in North America, as well as to the development of Portugal.

  • To stimulate and strengthen the relationship between the Portuguese and Portuguese- American graduate community studying/working in North America and the Portuguese government, Portuguese universities and companies.

Executive Committee

Sílvia Curado

President

New York, NY

Cristina Oliveira

Vice-President

Baltimore, MD

Ângela Crespo

Vice-President

Cambridge, MA

Luís Neves - Treasurer

Luís Neves

Treasurer

Louisville, KY

Daniel Machado

Secretary

Philadelphia, PA

Joana Maria

Secretary

New York, NY

Iris Vilares

Secretary

United Kingdom

Sofia Dantas

Secretary

Philadelphia, PA

Ana Metelo

Secretary

United Kingdom

Joana Ricou

Secretary

New York, NY

Célia Soares

Secretary

Portugal

Tiago Carvalho

Secretary

Portugal

Nuno Morais

Secretary

Portugal

Mafalda Barbosa

Secretary

New York, NY

Irina Ramos

Secretary

Washington, DC

Rúben Proença

Secretary

Los Angeles, CA

Pedro Vieira

Secretary

Bay Area, CA

Collaborators

Andreia Gomes, Portugal
Carla Abreu, New York
Catarina Seabra, Portugal
Inês de Lima Sousa, Portugal
Joana Nunes, New York

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Previous Executive Committees

President Raúl Saraiva
Vice-President Iris Vilares
Vice-President Sílvia Curado
Treasurer Luís F. Neves
Secretary Catarina Seabra
Secretary Raquel Carrilho
Secretary Ruben Proença

President João Ribas
Vice-President Bruno Oliveira
Vice-President Ana Osório
Treasurer Luís F. Neves
Secretary Raúl Saraiva
Secretary Joana Guedes
Webmaster João Ricardo Santos

President João Íncio
Vice-President Irina Ramos
Vice-President Inês Tenente
Treasurer Catarina L. Abreu
Secretary Filipe Carvalho
Secretary Vasco Portugal
Collaborator/Webmaster João Ricardo Santos
Collaborator João Ribas
Collaborator/Webmaster Rodrigo Gomes
Collaborator Vanessa Carvalho

President Ricardo Vidal
Vice-President Sílvia Santos
Vice-President Pedro Beltrão
Treasurer Joana Girante
Secretary João Canning-Clode
Secretary Inês Pereira
Secretary Tiago Tavares

President Rogério Candeias
Visiting PhD Student at MIT and Harvard University
Vice-President Ana Paula Leite
PhD Student at MIT
Vice-President Francisco Feijó Delgado
PhD Student at MIT
Treasurer Elsa Abreu
PhD Student at Boston University
Secretary David Braga Malta
PhD Student in the MIT-Portugal Program
Secretary Jorge Ferreira
PhD Student at North Carolina State University and Duke University
Secretary Miguel Valença Pires
MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT

Austin Maria Fernanda Fernandes
Bay Area Gisela Rua
Boston Elsa Abreu
Chicago Margarida Soares
Indiana Helena Soares
Los Angeles Inês Sacchetti
New York Cláudia Andrade Saraiva
North Carolina Jorge Pinto Ferreira
Pittsburgh Luis Pedro Coelho
Portugal/Alumni Rui Pedro Freitas
Providence/Rhode Island Ana Margarida Esteves
San Diego Rui Sá
Seattle Andreia Serra
Toronto Pedro Castelo Branco / Nuno Barbosa Morais
Washington DC Hugo Fonseca

President Anabela Maia
PhD Student at University of Rhode Island
Vice-President Inês de Matos
PhD Student at Rockefeller University
Vice-President João Dias
Research Associate at the Scripps Research Institute
Treasurer Tânia Li Chen
PhD Student at University of Southern Maine
Webmaster and IT Luis Pedro Coelho
PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University

Boston Ana Rita Pires
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh Luis Pedro Coelho
PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University
Chicago Margarida Soares
PhD Student at University of Chicago
Los Angeles Daniel Dias
PhD Student at University California Los Angeles
Bay Area Pedro Gardete
PhD Student at UC Berkeley
New York Inês de Matos
Visiting PhD Student at Rockefeller University
Providence/Rhode Island Tiago Freire
PhD Candidate at Brown University
Toronto Pedro Castelo Branco
Research Fellow at Brain Tumor Research Center / The Hospital for Sick Children

President João Cruz
MBA at University of Rhode Island
Vice-President Rossana Henriques
Research Fellow at Rockefeller University
Vice-President Sérgio Miguel Duarte
PhD Candidate at University of California Los Angeles
Treasurer Tiago Freire
PhD Candidate at Brown University
Webmaster and IT Luis Pedro Coelho
PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University

Boston Andreia Rosa
MBA at Boston University
Pittsburgh Luis Pedro Coelho
PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University
Chicago Margarida Soares
PhD Student at University of Chicago
Los Angeles Sérgio Miguel Figueiredo
PhD Candidate at University California Los Angeles
Bay Area Pedro Gardete
PhD Student at UC Berkeley
New York Inês de Matos
Visiting PhD Student at Rockefeller University
Providence/Rhode Island Anabela Maia
PhD Candidate at University of Rhode Island
Toronto Pedro Castelo Branco
Research Fellow at Brain Tumor Research Center / The Hospital for Sick Children

President Joao Castro
PhD candidate in Engineering Systems at MIT
Vice-President Luisa Figueiredo
Research Fellow at Rockefeller University
Vice-President Manuel Adelino
PhD candidate in Finance at MIT
Treasurer and Marketing Sara Oliveira
Economist, Unilever
Webmaster and IT Vasco Calais Pedro
PhD candidate at CMU Language Technologies

Boston Marcus Dahlem
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh Vasco Calais Pedro
Carnegie Mellon University
Chicago Maria Ana Vitorino
Chicago Graduate School of Business
Los Angeles Luis Goncalves Pinto
University South California
Bay Area Tiago Castela
UC Berkeley
New York Rossana Henriques
Rockefeller University
Providence/Rhode Island Joao Cruz
University of Rhode Island
MBA interest group Jose Carlos Barreto
Columbia University

President Duarte Barral
PhD in Cell Biology from Imperial College London
Research fellow at Harvard Medical School
Vice-President Manuel Adelino
PhD candidate in Finance at MIT
Vice-President and Los Angeles Chapter Tiago Carvalho
PhD candidate in Neurosciences at UCLA
Treasurer and Boston Chapter Claudia Rei
PhD candidate in Economics at Boston University

MBA & Entrepreneurship Interest Group João Segorbe
MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Management
Network Development and NY Chapter Carla Guimarães
PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Univ. of Porto
Postdoc at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Corporate Program João Castro
PhD candidate in Engineering Systems at MIT
Members Communication Luísa Figueiredo
PhD in Biomedical Sciences from I. Pasteur
Research Fellow at Rockefeller University
Chicago Maria Ana Vitorino
PhD candidate in Marketing at University of Chicago
Institutional and Media Relations and San Francisco Chapter Maria Elvira Callapez
PhD in Hist. of Sci & Techn. from New Univ. of Lisbon
Postdoc/ Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley
Life Sciences Interest Group Pedro Castelo Branco
PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Oxford
Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School

President Tiago Fleming Outeiro
PhD, Harvard University
Vice-President Pedro Vieira
PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley
Vice-President and Life Sciences Interest Group Director Duarte Barral
PhD, Harvard University
Treasurer Bruno Carrilho
MBA Candidate, UC Berkeley

MBA Interest Group Director André Carvalho
MBA Candidate, Northwestern University
Website and Member Database Director Armando Teixeira-Pinto
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
East Coast Chapter Director Maria do Céu Barral
Architect, Miller Dyer Spears
Midwest Chapter Director Maria Ana Vitorino
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
International Relations Maria Beatriz Oliveira
PhD Candidate, Tufts University
West Coast Chapter Director Maria Elvira Callapez
PhD, UC Berkeley
Director of Corporate Programs Pedro Ramos
MBA, McKinsey

President Pedro Ramos
Vice-President and MBAs Interest Group Tiago Moreira da Silva
Vice-President and Life Sciences Interest Group Tiago Outeiro
Treasurer and MBA/PhD Partnerships Francisco Sousa Pimentel

Website and Database Armando Teixeira-Pinto
Life Sciences Interest Group Duarte Barral
Life Sciences Interest Group Maria Beatriz Oliveira
Partners Interest Group Maria Céu Barral
Alumni Relations Telmo Valido

President Telmo Valido
MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management
Vice-President Tiago Fleming Outeiro
Doctoral Candidate, Whitehead Institute
Vice-President Pedro Ramos
MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
Treasurer Tiago Moreira da Silva
MBA Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Secretary Maria Beatriz Oliveira
Doctoral Candidate, Tufts University School of Medicine/ICBAS
Secretary Armando Teixeira Pinto
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health
Secretary Sara Maia, Doctoral Candidate
Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ FMUL
Liaison of the Executive Committee in Portugal Tiago Eiró
Sonae

President Pedro Ferreira
Doctoral student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vice-President Rui Portugal
Doctoral student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice-President Telmo Valido
MBA student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Treasurer Tiago Eiró
MBA student, Duke University
Secretary Pedro Oliveira
Doctoral candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Secretary Sara Maia
Doctoral student, Dana Farber Cancer Institute & FMUL
Secretary Tiago Outeiro
Doctoral student, Whitehead Institute
President Pedro Oliveira
Doctoral candidate, Operations, Technology and Innovation Management, The Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice-President Pedro Ferreira
Doctoral student, Technology and Policy Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vice-President João Henriques de Jesus
Doctoral student, Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Treasurer Sara Maia
Doctoral student, Biomedical Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Secretary Vanessa Pereira
M.Sc. student, Environmental Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Secretary Rui Portugal
Doctoral student, Public Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Secretary Inês Sousa
Doctoral candidate, Environmentally Conscious Product Design, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
President Paulo Ferreira
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vice-President José Tavares
Harvard University 1998/1999; U.C.L.A. 1999/2000
Vice-President Nuno Vasconcelos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Treasurer Francisco Veloso
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secretary Pedro Conceição
University of Texas at Austin
Secretary José Duarte
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secretary Carlos Lobo
University of Illinois

Paulo Ferreira
Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
José Tavares
Harvard University
Nuno Vasconcelos
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Who can Become a Member?

Any Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduate (with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in any field) who is studying/working, or has studied/worked, in the USA or Canada, can register as a PAPS Member.

Becoming a member will allow you to meet other PAPS members, join the PAPS Network and online community, attend exclusive events, and have access to insightful information from people with similar academic/professional experiences.

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