Joana Monteiro has been the president-director of the Public Security Institute since January 2015 and is an extra-career teacher at the Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business (FGV / EBAPE). Joana holds a PhD and a master’s degree in economics from PUC-Rio and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UFRJ. Between 2009 and 2012, she was a Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Before presiding over the ISP, she was a researcher in the applied research body of the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV / IBRE). Joana is a specialist in economic development and impact assessment of public policies.