Maria Ines Kavamura
Chair of the International Development Committee (IDC)
Maria-Ines was one of the first two UWC students at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Swaziland. After graduating from medical school she specialized in dermatology and obtained a M.Sc. degree at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. She served the Brazilian national committee for over 20 years as executive officer, member of the selection committee and fundraiser. Later, Maria-Ines specialised in genetic skin disorders and completed her PhD at the Catholic University in Rome. Recently, she has been using her post-graduation teaching experience, allied with her international background to bring innovative approaches to elementary, middle and high school education in the USA, where her children are being educated. She has been serving as the president of the Parent-Teacher Association of the school district for two years.