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Karen Montenegro

Director of Academic Quality
Universidade Potiguar

Karen Montenegro is currently the Director of Academic Quality at Potiguar University, where she helps manage regional activities for YouthActionNet’s Brazilian institute: Premio Laureate Brasil. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology (2003) and Law (2012) from Potiguar University. She additionally holds postgraduate studies in Psychomotricity, and Administrative Law and Public Management, as well as a Masters in Administration with a focus on Strategic Talent Management, all from Potiguar. Previous work roles includes serving as the Technical Director of the State Foundation for Children and Adolescents, as a counselor for children and adolescents, as a school psychologist, and as a clinical psychologist. In the educational field, she has also worked as Academic-Administrative Director of the EAD unit at Potiguar University, and as pedagogical leader of the EduAction Project in the Business and Management School, while serving on numerous commissions. She has been teaching at the university level since 2010.