Alessandra Schmidt

Action Research Lead

Alessandra Schmidt is an administrator and a researcher with a critical approach to social development and management sciences. Her academic background is in Business Administration, having graduated from the Federal University of Parana State, and then specialising in Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD (France). She has undertaken her first Master in Social Development Practice (MSc), offered by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at the University College London (UK); and a second Master in Management Sciences from ESADE (MRes), where she currently holds a PhD Candidate position (Spain). Before moving to the UK/EU, she co-founded We.Flow (https://weflow.global/), a social enterprise consulting and training for social impact. She keeps her contribution ongoing as part of their Advisory Board. We.Flow is based in Brazil, where Alessandra is originally from. At Fab Lab Barcelona, Alessandra is a researcher on many EU-funded projects, including Distributed Design Platform, Make Works, Pop-Machina, Reflow, FoodSHIFT and FOSTER.