Karla was born in Recife, one of the Brazilian slums in Northeast Brazil. She earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in International Relations from the Federal University of Pernambuco, where she also pursued her master’s in Political Science. During her studies, she developed and published research about political representation, UN peace missions and sexual crimes, sustainable development as a democratic measure, and acquired professional experience as an analyst of economic and financial projects for industries. She is Co-Founder and CFO of EcoCiclo, a start up that manufactures the first 100% biodegradable sanitary pad produced in Brazil and through the manufacturing process empowers women in situations of social and economic vulnerability by employing and giving them chances for personal development. She just graduated as a Fulbright Fellow with her second master's in Development Practice at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. During her time at Humphrey, she worked with the Rainforest Alliance to improve the quality of life of rural communities in the Mayan Biosphere in Guatemala, won the gold prize at the Institute on the Environment's Acara Challenge, and served as an IonE Graduate Leader and co-leaded the Graduate Changemaker Lab.

Karla Godoy will present at World Justice Challenge Finalists Showcase Equal Rights and Non-Discrimination B