Social responsibility researcher and speaker from Brumadinho – Brumadinho community
Angelica is an advocate for justice, change, social responsibility and sustainability in the mining sector following Vale’s tailings dam burst in her hometown, Brumadinho, Brazil, in January 2019. She has spoken and given key-notes at several relevant international events, including the UN-supported PRI in Person 2019 and the global launch event of the GISTM. Currently in Brisbane, Australia, where in 2022 she delivered several presentations on the social cost of tailings management, she is an mPhil candidate and research assistant at the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland. Angelica was part of the advisory panel for the formation of the UN Global Tailings Management Institute and an organizing committee member of the Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2023, held in Brisbane, where she was also a panelist in one of the sessions.