The Portuguese-American Post-graduate Society is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations. Its objectives are to stimulate the development of strong relationships between the Portuguese postgraduate community living in North America and the American society while, simultaneously, promoting their home country. Welcome!
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Washington DC Regional Chapter
Email  washingtondc@papsonline.org
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Raúl G. Saraiva

Chapter Leader

Raúl G. Saraiva

Johns Hopkins University







My U.S. adventure started in 2012 when I came from Leça da Palmeira to Baltimore to pursue a PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I graduated in Biochemistry from Universidade do Porto (Licenciatura, 2009; Mestrado, 2011) having bacterial resistance to antibiotics as my research focus. I am currently also a student representative on the Board of Directors of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the Fulbright Association.

For more information regarding our Washington DC chapter, please consult our Welcome Package.

Recent Activities:
Encounter with a special guest in DC
on Monday, 12/11/2012 —

In a wonderful warm day of November, PAPS-Washington DC members got together at Grill of Ipanema (Brazilian restaurant in Washington DC) for a Sunday brunch. We had the previledge of a special guest: Luís Costa Ribas - SIC journalist.

Great conversation! Many stories told by Luís about life in the US since 1984... and opportunities to talk about us: what makes PAPS so great!

Georgetown Historic Tour in Washington DC
on Sunday, 28/10/2012 —

Georgetown is the oldest and most historic neighborhood in Washington DC. PAPS members met here to enjoy a very nice autumn day, while learning so much about this pictoresc and gorgeous place, situated along the Potomac River and close to Rock Creek National Park.

We were at the address of John F. Kennedy and his wife, from the time when he was a Congressman and Senator; we got to hear about the most richest families and how they made fortune in DC; we learned about the Cheasepeak and Ohio Canal; and we finish our tour in the most upscale and notorious shopping areas of the city.

It was a great time to talk about PAPS initiatives, the "Welcome package" that all Chapters are preparing for propective new members, and other ways to participate and energize the organization. Keep posted for our future encounter in November :)