Cleia Noia

Senior Legal Counsel, Deputy Director SHIP & DSD Program


Cleia Noia is SSRC’s senior legal counsel and the deputy director of the Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program (SHIP) and the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Program. She received her law degree from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Brazil and her master’s degree in law and diplomacy, with a focus on international development and human security, from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Prior to joining the Council in February 2014, Cleia worked as a corporate lawyer in Brazil and consulted on Brazil’s drug policy for the Open Society Foundations. She’s admitted to law practice in São Paulo and California, and registered as in-house counsel in New York.