Janaina Correa, (She/Her/Hers)
- Graduate Student
is pursuing a Master’s degree in Latin American studies with emphasis in Brazilian studies. She resumes her studies after taking a short break to participate in and win the Brazilian version of “The Apprentice” reality TV show, work as Sales Representative at Rosetta Stone, and as Advisor at Apple. Born in the Brazilian Amazon, Janaina moved as a teenager to São Paulo, where her passion for volleyball allowed her to play in professional leagues and, ultimately, receive a scholarship to pursue a B.S. in Journalism at the University of Kansas. While playing for KU, Janaina was instrumental in helping her team make history as the first volleyball group at KU to participate in the NCAA tournament. Janaina is now excited to continue with her studies on Brazilian culture, with a special focus on gender disparities and racism.