Anna (Anya) Prusa is a Senior Director in ASG’s Americas practice, where she advises clients on market entry, political risk, and government relations in Latin America. She brings extensive experience analyzing political and economic developments in Brazil and Latin America to help clients navigate complex issues.
Prior to joining ASG, Ms. Prusa was the Slater Family Fellow, Senior Associate, and head of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In that capacity, she served as the resident Brazil expert on a variety of issues, from economic reforms to the country’s Covid-19 response. She led the Institute’s programming on healthcare, technology, innovation, and climate change, and coordinated a working group on Brazil-U.S. cooperation for sustainable development with key private sector and civil society actors.
Previously, Anya worked at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs through the Pathways program.
Ms. Prusa holds an MPP from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from the George Washington University, and a B.A. in History and Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida.
Ms. Prusa has been interviewed by The Atlantic, BBC, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, Valor Econômico, and other news outlets on Brazil’s economic and political developments and Brazil-U.S. relations.
She lived in São Paulo, Brazil from 2012-2014 and is proficient in Portuguese.
Ms. Prusa is based in Washington, D.C.