Gabriela Sá Pessoa

Gabriela Sá Pessoa is a reporter for Folha de S.Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper. In 2015, she was awarded the Roche Health Journalism Prize from the The Gabriel García Márquez New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation, for an investigation into legal abortion in Brazil. The story was first published in 2014 by Agencia Pública, a nonprofit journalism organization. Gabriela has been reporting for Folha de S.Paulo since 2014. She currently writes about politics but has also covered the entertainment and television industries for the paper. In 2018, she participated in the data journalism trainee program offered by the GoogleNews Lab, where she learned to code with Python and manage big datasets to support her stories. She also covered Brazil’s national elections in 2018 and President Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration in Brasilia.