Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Staff

 Lori 2014  Lori D. Spears
Associate Director, ICTI@CMU

Carnegie Mellon University
Hamburg Hall Room 2212
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-1494
spears@andrew.cmu.edu

Lori Spears relocated to Pittsburgh in 2004 to continue her career in fundraising with Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her current position with ICTI, Spears was a major gift officer in Individual Giving with Carnegie Mellon’s University Advancement. As a ten-year fundraising veteran, she also served as the assistant vice president for Major and Planned Gifts, and as director of Planned Giving at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. While managing the fundraising unit at Claflin, the university was engaged in a $20 million capital campaign, the largest in the institution’s history. The university exceeded the initial goal by $10 million.

Spears holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, a Master of Arts in Institutional Media Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.

Sara Brandão ICTI Portugal 

Sara Brandão
Executive Director, ICTI@Portugal
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 222 094 067
sbrandao@cmuportugal.org  

Before joining Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Sara Brandão worked at University of Cambridge, UK. During those four years she was the business manager of the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies at the University of Cambridge. CARET operates a complex mix of internally funded services, research council and HEFCE funded research projects, internal and external trading projects. Sara was responsible for developing, implementing and supporting a detailed project management and management accounting reporting system to track over 100 projects a year. Between 1997 and 2007 she worked at Grupo Crumar, a small Portuguese industry that has as core business the conception, design and commercialization of bathroom and kitchen taps and fittings. During this time Sara Brandão worked alongside with the board members. She assumed several roles over the years at Crumar, such as Management Controller, Export Director, Investment Projects’ coordinator, IT’s department coordinator and Business consultant.

Sara Brandão holds a higher degree in Business Administration, by Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto and an Executive Master in Audit and Management Control by Católica Porto Business School.

Alexandra Carvalho Vieira  Alexandra Carvalho Vieira
Head of Communications and Events, ICTI@Portugal

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 222 094 065
avieira@cmuportugal.org

Before joining Carnegie Mellon Portugal as the Communications Officer for ICTI@Portugal, Alexandra Carvalho Vieira was a journalist for ten years. She worked for two magazines, distributed in Portuguese newspapers, and was then promoted to Editor for two years. In early 2008 she was invited to be the Editor of “Perspectiva” Magazine a monthly publication that reports on Portuguese education, health, regions, environment, companies, and tourism. Her work there involved conducting interviews, writing reports and articles, and coordinating a team of reporters. She was also responsible for the general art of the magazine.

Carvalho Vieira holds an Executive Master in Marketing by the Católica Porto Business School (www.ege.pt ). She earned her higher degree in Communication Sciences and Journalism in 1998 from the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (www.ual.pt). She also has training in Multimedia Production and Photography. In her free time she enjoys playing with her sons, swimming, reading, and traveling.

Benjamin Walfish_ 

Ben Walfish
Senior Administrative Coordinator, ICTI@CMU
Carnegie Mellon University
Hamburg Hall Room 2210
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-268-5344
bwalfish@andrew.cmu.edu  

Ben Walfish, Senior Administrative Coordinator, has been with the Information and Communication Technologies Institute since October 2010. Before joining ICTI, Ben worked as a Facilities Assistant with Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He has also worked in a Production Planning Co-op with Johnson & Johnson as well as participated in an initiative to reduce obesity in Allegheny County. He received his B.S. in Policy and Management (’10) from CMU, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

2014 Ana Lopes  Ana Isabel Lopes
Events and Students Support, ICTI@Portugal
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua. Prof. Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 222 094 094
alopes@cmuportugal.org 
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Carolina Carvalho
Communications and Administrative Support, ICTI@Portugal
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 222 094 019
ccarvalho@cmuportugal.org  

Before joining the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Carolina Carvalho worked at Universidade do Minho, Guimarães. For five years she was the administrative manager of the Erasmus Mundus Eurheo Master Course, a project funded by the European Commission’s Education Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency. Working with an international team, she was responsible for the administrative and financial management of the course, its public relations and event planning. Carolina worked closely with student and faculty scholarship holders, from the application stage throughout their participation, coordinating a complex mobility scheme that involved six universities and five countries.

Carolina Carvalho holds a Masters Degree in Communication Science, from the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the Universidade do Minho.

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Eunice Oliveira
Communications Support, ICTI@Portugal
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Office in Portugal
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
eoliveira@cmuportugal.org  

Prior to joining the CMU Portugal Program in July 2013, Eunice Oliveira worked at INESC TEC’s Communication Service with a science communication grant, producing content to promote the image of INESC TEC externally. After graduating, Eunice worked at a Portuguese national television channel, as well as at the Communication Department of the City Hall of Moimenta da Beira, Portugal, where she produced online and institutional content.

Eunice Oliveira graduated in Journalism and later pursued a master’s degree in Communication and Journalism at the Faculdade de Letras of the Universidade de Coimbra.