Raphael Guimaraes


Raphael Guimaraes, Graduate Fellow, supports our Brazil and Southern Cone practice.

Raphael Guimaraes is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Virginia, specializing in international trade and foreign policy. As a UVA undergraduate, he majored in foreign affairs and served on the Board of Trustees of the College Foundation. His major thesis applied a game theoretic model to explain the European response to the Syrian refugee crisis and illustrate a more general relationship between migration and foreign policy. Other research he has conducted combines quantitative and qualitative methods to explore free trade agreements and great power competition between the U.S. and China. Raphael’s previous experience includes internships at Investure (an investment office for several non-profit and university endowments), the office of Senator Tim Kaine, and a research assistantship at UVA’s Darden School of Business. These experiences have provided him with a strong interest in how policy impacts markets.

Raphael is a dual national of the U.S. and Brazil and is originally from Washington, D.C. He is a native speaker of Portuguese and speaks Spanish.