Marina Silva is a Brazilian politician and was environmental minister in 2003-2008 in Lula’s Government and during her mandate 25 million hectares of new National Parks have been created in the Brazil network and more than 12 million young people participated in environmental actions all over the country. Silva was a colleague of Chico Mendes, who was assassinated for defending the Amazon from massive deforestation. She

In 1996, Silva won the Goldman Environmental Prize for South & Central America. In 2007, the United Nations Environment Program named her one of the Champions of the Earth and won the 2009 Sophie Prize. In 2010, she was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers, for taking Green mainstream. In December 2014, Marina Silva was elected by the British Financial Times newspaper as one of its Women of the Year. Marina only went to school when she was 16 years old but she graduated in History and then with post graduation in psychoanalytic theory and psycopedagogy.