Mahryan Sampaio is a young Brazilian majoring in International Relations at Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo (FEBASP) and a researcher in the field of Human Rights. She is an activist for the environment and racial and gender equality. She has a background in the area of Gender, Sexuality and Social Movements at the University of São Paulo (USP). / She is a member of the board of directors of the NGO I Know My Rights (IKMR)-affiliated with UNHCR (UN Agency for Refugees), helping to transform the reality of children in refugee situations in Brazil, through education, art and culture projects . In addition, she is the Director of Studies and Research at the Feminist Student Center for International Relations (NEFRI), an organization that aims to promote studies and discussions on the social role of women at national and global levels. Thus, she seeks to expand gender issues beyond the academy by democratizing SDG 5-Gender Equality and its goals. / She currently works in the Coordination of Multilateral International Affairs (CAIM) of the Municipal Secretariat for International Relations (SMRI) of São Paulo, with the themes of migration and refuge, gender, education, environment, circular economy and urban strategic development.
Mahryan was selected as a participant in the 2021 Voces Que Inspiran.