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Pedro De Abreu        

Harvard scholar, entrepreneur, author.

Pedro De Abreu directs the Artificial Intelligence, Brain, and Cognitive Sciences thematic within The Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and facilitates senior thesis workshops with Mind, Brain, Behavior Harvard College seniors at Harvard University. Pedro also works as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the founder of the the non-profit Check Mate Foundation and the consultancy 14X IG.

At 15, Pedro came to America from hardships in Brazil without knowing how to speak English. Today, Pedro has been appointed South Carolina’s New Century Scholar by USA Today and the Coca-Cola Foundation, and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 finalist in 2016. Pedro is a winner of the Harvard Leadership in Education Award. He is also a TEDMED delegate, Magellan Scholar, Walker Institute Scholar, City of Columbia Fellow, TEDx speaker, Darla Moore Emerging Leader, and the youngest ever-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Central Midlands Council of Governments. Pedro has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics with high honors and special distinction in research from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and Master’s degree in applied psychology in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Pedro lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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