Chayenne Polimédio

Program Officer, U.S. Democracy

Chayenne Polimédio is a Program Officer for U.S. Democracy at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grantmaking to strengthen the effectiveness of the executive and legislative branches.

Before joining the foundation, Chayenne was a senior research manager at the Partnership for Public Service, where she developed ideas to help Congress earn the public’s trust and to empower the federal government’s use of strategic foresight and futures thinking. She has also held roles at Stand Together in the foreign policy program, New America’s political reform program, and at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s democracy, conflict, and governance program.

Originally from São Paulo, Chayenne also maintains an interest in Brazil’s cultural and political dynamics and has written extensively on those topics for publications such as The Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Indiana University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Search Our Grantmaking

By Keyword