Sara Brandão

Executive Director, UT Austin Portugal Program


Currently the Executive Director of the UT Austin Portugal Program, Sara Brandão was, for the last six years, Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, another international partnership funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.


Prior that Sara was with the University of Cambridge, UK. For four years (2007-2011) she was Business Manager of the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies, an innovation unit focused on learning and research technologies. Before embarking in higher education administration roles, she was working with industry for ten years, mainly in strategic planning and management control, in a Portuguese bath fittings manufacturer (1997-2007).


She received her degree in Business Administration, from the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto and holds an Executive Master in Audit and Management Control, from Católica Porto Business School.