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Amaral Medeiros

2023-2024 UChicago Obama Scholars


Co-Founder, Gradua





Helping Brazilians learn and use Artificial Intelligence to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow.

Amaral Medeiros is the co-founder of Gradua, an ed-tech platform that utilizes Artificial Intelligence to reskill and upskill underserved communities in Brazil. Gradua is the first personalized online university in the country and has the goal of providing education to one million people. Amaral is committed to democratizing access to quality education and seeks to leverage the Scholars program's network, systems thinking approach, and individualized support resources to advance the work of his social startup, providing upskilling opportunities to help Brazilians thrive in the digital economy.

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