Fábia de Sá Freire Casal is a program assistant in the foundation’s Brazil office. She provides administrative support to three program officers, including scheduling and coordinating logistics for meetings. Since joining Ford in 1997, she has supported program officers with grantmaking, facilitating communication with grantees and supporting them through the grantmaking process, and managing workflows for the program team. 

Prior to joining Ford, she worked in the corporate sector, focusing on administrative and secretarial tasks as well as translation, tourism, and events areas.

Fábia has a bachelor of arts in languages from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.