Barbara Pimentel is a brazilian qualified lawyer since 2016, having graduated through public policies for access to higher education (FIES). Her trajectory began in the city of Belford Roxo, on the outskirts of the State of Rio de Janeiro, where she grew around social experiences that strengthened her sense of justice to act in the search for the rights of those who suffer from invisibility due to the their race, class and gender. She holds a specialization in Human Rights by Faculdade Metropolitana de São Paulo (2021).
She has wide experience in several branches of Law, with emphasis on Civil and Consumer Law, having practiced in Rio de Janeiro, Pará and Espírito Santo. Dedicated to social causes, she practices pro bono advocacy for autistic and epileptic children to get access to State-funded Canabidiol. She is also a volunteer at Mapa do Acolhimento, a collective that aids and guides women victims of gender violence.
In addition, she is an active member and volunteer at Brazil Soka Gakkai International, an organisation present in 192 countries and territories, through which she was selected to participate in an exchange in Japan. Representing the young people of Brazil in 2015, as a social leader that promotes activities with emphasis on peace, sustainable development and human rights, and personal development of the members, with the aim of stimulating self-improvement.
Recently, in 2022, Barbara proudly was invited to be one of the writers of a collective book launched at the Festa Literária das Periferias - FLUP, published by Editora Malê. The book, called 'Cartas Para Esperança', is her first published book and is a fair and honorable tribute to Esperança Garcia, considered the first black lawyer in Brazil.