Thiago Lopes is a first year Resident Minister. He has a Bachelor Degree in International Relations. Currently he is attending the Master of Arts in International Studies at USF. Thiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Previously, he was Secretary of International Affairs at the World Youth Day Rio 2013 headquarters. His duties at the office were supporting the national Bishops Conferences around the world, as well as local Embassies and Consulates. Thiago speaks fluent English and German in addition to his mother language Portuguese.