Caitlin O’Neil has had a long-time appreciation for Brazilian arts and culture. She has practiced capoeira (a dance-like Brazilian martial art) for several years. Caitlin first became involved with the Brazilian Center as a performer of capoeira at the Center’s annual Brazilian Carnaval festival.
Subsequently, her involvement with the center grew to include taking Portuguese language classes and attending the Center’s various other performing arts shows and cultural events throughout the year. In Spring 2020, Caitlin joined the Center’s board in the role of Treasurer. Caitlin brings to the board skills in financial analysis, budgeting, and grant writing.
She works as a fiscal and policy analyst for the Legislative Analyst’s Office, where she provides nonpartisan information and advice to the state legislature on the prisons, jails, and sentencing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley.