Roberta Braga

Founder and Executive Director

Digital Democracy Institute of the Americas (DDIA)

Roberta Braga is founder and executive director of the Digital Democracy Institute of the Americas (DDIA), an NGO dedicated to strengthening a healthier Internet for Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America. Roberta brings years of expertise working in U.S.-Latin America foreign policy, democracy-building and campaigns and communications. She was director for counter-disinformation strategies at Equis, a set of organizations working to better understand the Latino electorate in the United States, and served as deputy director for programs and outreach at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she led programming on Brazil and projects on countering disinformation and misinformation in elections across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, as well as in Venezuela. Roberta earned her MA in Global Communication with a focus on Public Diplomacy from The George Washington University and her BA in Journalism and International Security from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Brazil, she is a native Portuguese- and English-speaker, and fluent in Spanish.