Elisângela Mendonça is an award-winning journalist specialising in environment and human rights issues. Prior to joining the Bureau, the London-based Brazilian journalist worked for Dow Jones, where she investigated how private equity ownership of nursing homes in the UK could reduce the quality of care. She has also produced multimedia projects for the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, where she looked at everything from Amazonian deforestation to the spread of the Lava Jato corruption crisis across Latin America. Her freelance writing has also appeared in Mongabay, The Intercept Brazil, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. She holds an MBA in Economics and Sustainability and an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London.