Miriam Santos Livramento

2018 Fellow from Cabo Verde

Miriam Livramento currently works as a food safety technician at the Independent Health Regulatory Authority (ERIS). She holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Rio Grande do Norte Federal University, and is pursuing a doctorate in Biomedicine at Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. A 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, she previously coordinated the Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition Research Group at the National Institute of Public Health, and served on the 2018-2019 YALI West Africa Regional Advisory Board. Miriam promotes the rights and duties of consumers through her volunteer work, including serving on the Association for Consumer Protection Board of Directors, as National Councilor for Consumer Protection on BoaVista Island, and as vice president of the Cabo Verdean Association of Nutritionists. She also supported the 2019 Be Inspired Be Inspiration (#BIBI) initiative—which promoted information, education, and access to healthy food and education in local schools—and she was recently nominated president of the Generao B-Bright Civil Society Development Organization.

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