About Emanuela

Emanuela Palmares is the Editor and Partner of Tribuna Newspaper, a biweekly publication in English, Portuguese, and Spanish and serves as Vice-President of The New American Dream Foundation, Inc.

 A Brazilian-American immigrant raised in Danbury, Emanuela is a proud product of Danbury Public Schools, and began her service to the city she loves at the age of 15, when she helped the Danbury Public Library provide language services to the community.

 She has since worked with public and non-governmental organizations; helping Portuguese-speaking victims as a Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate at the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury; making home visits working with children and families in the Danbury Head Start Program; serving on the Regional YMCA Board, the United Way of Northern Fairfield County Emerging Leaders Council, the Danbury Housing Partnership, and Danbury High School Governance Board.

 She is a member of the Danbury Age Well Community Council, of the Danbury Hospital Board of Directors, and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council.

 She also holds what she refers to as “the most meaningful positions of all” – being a mother to her son, Caio, who has special needs, the proud daughter of Celia Bacelar and Genilson Palmares, her role models, and a partner to her fiancé JP Sredzinski. 

Her dedication, experience, and passion for service make her uniquely qualified to represent Danbury’s children and families on the Board of Education.