Daniela Pinto is the Director of Projects for the Brazilian Agency for Environment and Technology Information (ECODATA) a NGO based in the capital city of Brasilia, where she manages the development and implementation of eco-agro-extractivist projects in the Cerrado region of central Brazil, and directs ECODATA’s partnership with the US EPA and Argonne National Laboratory for reducing mercury contamination in the Amazon basin. Daniela is also the Program Coordinator for the Canada Fund for Local Initiative, a grant-making program of the Canadian Government which funds small projects focused on social welfare and poverty alleviation in the poorest regions in Brazil. Previously, Daniela worked at The Nature Conservancy of Brazil – Central Savannas Region for 8 years as Administrative Manager and Resources Information Officer. Born in the coastal city of Recife, Daniela currently lives in Brasilia D.F. with her two very active 2 boys, Luan, age 6, and Joao, age 2, and enjoys wilderness trekking and climbing.