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Globally Specialists

The best way to understand Karla’s passion for education is to realize that this is her vocation. She is one of those few people who have always known what they would do with their future: teach! She has been teaching ever since she landed her first job as a private English tutor in Brazil. Proud mom of three amazing bilingual children, who continue to succeed at school and provide a non-stop source of insights to be shared with other parents.

KARLA GARJAKA

Bilingual Especialist

KARLA GARJAKA

Bilingual Especialist

  • Top notch academic credentials: undergrad degrees in English and pedagogy at the University of Sao Paulo; master and doctoral degrees in educational psychology, with minors in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and linguistics at National-Louis University in Chicago; and neuropsychology specialization at Harvard University.
  • Professor of the year in the bilingual department of National-Louis in two occasions.
  • Keynote and feature speaker at a number of education conferences, including ITBE, TESOL, and NABE.
  • President of National-Louis Educational Psychology Doctoral Student Body.
  • Youngest school coordinator for Yazigi (language school in Brazil); recognized for establishing her school as the fastest growing unit across the entire network (over 100 units).
  • Published her doctoral dissertation as a book: Challenges of Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) High School Students: A Study to Explore CLD Students Educational Needs and Their Teachers’ Practices.

TIAGO GARJAKA

Executive Director

  • Accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of experience building and leading organizations in industry leaders such as McKinsey & Company, Aruba Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, and US Foods.
  • Academic qualifications include an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor degree in computer science from the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Responsible for developing the approach, processes, and tools that will help Globally Brighter's clients make the most of their experience.

TIAGO GARJAKA

Executive Director

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