Lawyer, Master's Degree in Political and Economic Law at Mackenzie University, former Vice President of the National Students Union of Brazil
Tamires Gomes Sampaio is 23 years old. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Political and Economic Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, one of the oldest private institutions in Sao Paulo. She got a ProUni scholarship to attend the institution. Her graduation thesis was about “Public Security and Citizenship: the Genocide of Black Youth in Brazil”, which was awarded best thesis of the semester. Her research focuses on a comparative study between the justice system of Brazil and the USA and its impact on the genocide of the black population in both countries. She was the first black woman to be appointed president of the Law Students Union of Mackenzie. She is the former vice president of the National Union of Students of Brazil (2015-2017), and she militates for the inclusion of black young people in higher education. She is a militant of the black and feminist movement. Political participation is, according to her, the main tool by which a society can be transformed.