Marco is interested in the intersection between computer science, design and journalism to foster transparency and democracy in Latin American.
His background includes working in different journalistic environments. From 2007 to 2010, he started as an intern working as a News Producer and then was hired as a Production Coordinator for Globo TV, the biggest Media Group in Brazil. During the whole period, he was involved in different activities ranging from the creation of content to the operational execution of the news programs. He also worked as an investigative producer on undercover stories exposing different illegal activities. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as a science/health reporter for the digital operation of VEJA, biggest weekly magazine in Brazil.
Between 2012 and 2013, he was an associate-fellow at the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and he also attended the Business School at Georgetown University in the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program. Between 2013 and 2014, h eworked at the Social Development Office in São Paulo to assist the government in finding the best ways to use technology and innovation to solve social issues. Between 2013 and 2016, he was deeply involved in the development of the School of Data network in Brazil and around the world. School of Data is a programme that empowers users around the world with tools and knowledge to use data. It was also during his School of Data years that he had the privilege to found, together with other talented data-journalists, J++ São Paulo, the first data-journalism agency of Brazil.
Working with big and small newsrooms, grassroots movements and data-literacy champions, as well as governments, led him to the Google News Lab team. Google News Lab's mission is to help journalists and media entrepreneurs to build the future of media, telling the best stories of our time. They do that through partnerships, programmes and training, fostering innovation in the media with the best of Google.