Pedro De Abreu
Pedro De Abreu is a Ph.D. student in Management and Organizations at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Research Affiliate in the Psychology of Intergroup Relations Laboratory at Harvard University. Pedro’s research interest revolves primarily around identity, beliefs, and group difference. Pedro served as the Director for Brain and Cognitive Sciences at The Future Society from 2016 to 2019.
Before moving to Duke, Pedro co-taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, worked as a Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard and as a Service to Society Fellow at Harvard College’s Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship. He additionally served in a variety of roles, including as a Philanthropy Advisory Fellow at Harvard’s Effective Altruism, as well as a senior thesis workshop facilitator for Mind, Brain, Behavior Harvard College seniors. While in Boston, he founded and ran a chess club for incarcerated youth at the Judge Connelly Youth Center.
Pedro has been appointed South Carolina’s New Century Scholar by USA Today and the Coca-Cola Foundation, is a recipient of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Distinction Award and of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership in Education Award. Pedro is also a TEDMED delegate, a Magellan Scholar and a Walker Institute Scholar, a City of Columbia Fellow, a Darla Moore Emerging Leader, and the youngest ever-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Central Midlands Council of Governments. Pedro holds a Bachelor 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 a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.