Fluency in English, Spanish; Proficiency in French and Italian, Conducted Spanish/English consecutive interpretation and translations.
Inter-American Development BankWashington, DC
Climate Change Division, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, VPS Assist the Division Chief and other staff members in the execution and coordination of administrative and operational processes and activities that pertains the Division, especially in the execution of Corporate Input Products (CIPs).
Work with events and communications team in organizing and executing Division events; including UN COP; BBLs; Regional Policy Dialogue and other similar events.
Assist the Division Chief in fielding and responding to requests to the appropriate staff for follow-up.
Prepare memos for staff when leaving for mission.
Send memos to SEC and the Executive Directors of the corresponding countries.
Generate mission numbers.
Be the focal point for personnel availability for missions and trainings.
International Monetary FundStaff Assistant | Washington, DC | August 2015 - July 2016
As part of the Central Banking Operations Division facilitate the organization of Technical Assistance missions of the IMF to Central Banks world-wide.
Provide support and assist in the contracting of both long-term and short-term experts for technical assistance missions.Manage expert expenses and processing payments upon mission completion.
Edit technical assistance reports to conform to IMF formatting standards and process technical assistance missionsthrough the several stages following departmental guidelines.
Maintain in-box of division requests for Fund-wide requests for comments on briefings, policy, technical notes, amongst others.
Scheduling and planning of division events.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF Development Policy & Finance DPAFSenior Project Assistant | Washington, DC | January 2015 - July 2015
Worked directly on strategy planning for the DPAF team, maintaining quarterly outlook of team meetings while providing team updates of Co-Chair yearly calendar of events to determine DPAF's team's inputs for Co-Chair events as needed.
Coordinating travel plans, both domestic and international, often with multiple destinations and numerous time zones.Preparing briefing books and background for Director's travel.
Collaborating with Global Advocacy President's Office toprepare logistics for BMGF participation at World Economic Forum Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
Scheduling and planning events, such as meetings and conferences, as well as handling logistics and preparing materials.
Including BMGF meeting "Private Financing for Development" event a BMGF collaboration with theRockefeller Fund in NYC).
Prepared briefing materials for co-chair and leadership travel to Washington, DC.
Inter-American Development BankMultilateral Investment Fund, Consultant | Washington, DC | January 2014 - December 2015
Served as the point of contact for Donors and other partners requesting information and meetings with the GeneralManager.
Acted as liaison between the Manager's office and the Bank's Secretariat in matters related to the coordination of theDonors Committee's agendas and documents that are to be distributed to the Committee.
Organized bilateral meetings and prepared briefing book for General Manager for 2014 Annual Meeting in Costa deSauipe, Brazil.
Managed the Manager's agenda and travel and resolved scheduling conflicts.
PreparedPipeline information for Deputy Manager through coordination with Access Units.
Inter-American Development BankSenior Corporate Services Analyst | Washington, DC | June 2012 - December 2013
Classified official documents by identifying the applicable procedure and researching and analyzing backgrounddocuments and legal antecedents, including Board decisions and the Bank's Access to Information Policy.
Prepared thetransmittal memorandum as necessary, observing the provisions of all applicable regulations, guidelines, and manuals.
Processed and posted all language versions of registered documents, verifying the completeness of both the originaland the translated versions as posted in SEC's website.
Ensured that all language versions are available in electronicformat.
Participated as key member of the documents team in charge of processing and posting annual meeting documents andspeeches.
Liaised with President's Office, Executive Vice Presidency and other Vice President Offices to obtain official clearance for document distribution.
Responded to queries from Bank staff and advised Bank Group clients on all matters relating to SEC document systems and procedures.
Devised and prepared guidelines and specific instructions for document processing, document registration, classification, and distribution of official documents and internal procedures within the Section.
Provided training to support staff drawn from other departments to supplement the Section's own document processing capacity during the Annual Meeting.
Inter-American Investment CorporationResearch & Technical Associate | Washington, DC | August 2008 - June 2012
Assisted in the design and conceptualization of the Development Stories database working together with the Development and IT groups.
Researched and wriote stories using information received from investment and supervision officers working with IIC clients in the field that will be stored in the Development Stories Database.
One story was published in the 2011 IIC Annual Report).
Researched, wrote and edited content for IIC's new website to be launched this year.
Ensured that public information policy guidelines were followed in publishing, working in coordination with Records Information Management group.
Provided support to the Unit's Development Officer in preparing Expanded Annual Supervision Reports for IIC projects, specifically reviewing financial statements and updating data for calculating and assessing Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and Economic Rate of Return on Invested Capital (EROIC) of IIC projects that have reached maturity.
Designed and produced graphics, charts and other material required for documentation production, presentations and meetings.
Conducted basic analytical work for the IIC's Quarterly Portfolio & Financial Results presentations to the Board of Directors.
Inter-American Development BankOffice Assistant Executive Director | Washington, DC | August 2005 - July 2008
Supported counselors through various research assignments including writing first draft talking points for IADB, IIC and MIF committees of the Board, as well as providing financial information on the IADB's concessional resources for IDB Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.
Organized logistics and provides information for and participates in IDB Governor's Annual Meetings as part of the US delegation.
Traveled on mission to Miami, Florida prior to the IDB 2008 Annual Meeting to help with organization of the meeting with Miami Host Committee.
Provided information on and tracks Bank's project pipeline, disbursements and repayments used by counselors for Board discussions and decision making.
Provided Treasury Department and other US Government agencies information on IADB loans and policies.
Prepared seminars, meetings and conferences for US Executive Director's Office between Treasury, other government agencies and IDB staff.
Prepared draft weekly reports to Treasury of Bank activities and upcoming issues.
Provided orientation and training to office support staff and temporary employees.
Inter-American Development Bank Southern Cone CountriesProject Assistant Region 1/Country Division 1 | Washington, DC | March 2003 - August 2005
Supported Country Economists and Country Coordinators through research and writing for preparing IADB Country Strategies and key economical and lending reports for Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Registered and follow-up on new and on-going operations and requests for Region 1 countries as needed by Country Coordinators.
Wrote and published the division's News Bulletin with bi-monthly up-dates on activities in preparation for the Bank's new Country Strategies and Country Program Evaluations for Southern Cone countries.
Assistant Program Coordinator and Advisory Board member to the Learning Partners Program, Region 1's Pilot Mentoring Program.
The Louis Berger Group, IncProposal/Marketing Coordinator | Washington, DC | August 2001 - March 2003
Coordinated proposal preparation that demonstrates Berger's capability to implement proposed projects.
Negotiated terms of participation with local consulting firms for joint proposal submission.
Identified consultants and prepared their Terms of Reference for participation in company proposals.
Identified new business opportunities through market research and analysis and developed methods to extend company's market reach.
Researched Development Business and Development Gateway and other sites for project opportunities, and distributed information to the appropriate country office manager.
Represent company in seminars and workshops on government procurement for client development.
Liaised and lead primary contact with local offices in Latin America to guarantee that group-wide marketing activities and strategy were appropriately executed.
Inter-American Development BankConsultant | Washington, DC | October 2000 - January 2001
Digitalized and edited over 300 legal opinions in both English and Spanish.
Assisted in creating IDB legal opinions database; prepared content and organized structure.
Inter-American Development Bank Panama Country GroupResearch Assistant | Washington, DC
Consultant | September 1997 - January 1999
Conducted research on the organic laws of Ministries of Foreign Affairs for a comparative study on best practices to spearhead commercial activity and strategic partnerships at the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The study was presented to the Panamanian government.
Conducted research on the legal and institutional framework for private sector mining in Panama for a technical cooperation financed by the MIF.
Actively contributed to concept strategy and secured technical cooperation funds for the design of a business accelerator.
Embassy of ParaguayAssistant | Washington, DC | August 1994 - September 1997
Managed official calendar of meetings and provided administrative support to the Ambassador's office.
Helped organize and provided administrative support for the first official visit of President of Paraguay and his delegation to the United States.
Worked as support staff during the Bank Governors Annual Meetings of the IMF, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.
Embassy of ParaguayIntern | Washington, DC | January 1993 - June 1993
Promoted Paraguay's public relations strategy by extending the Embassy's outreach to relevant constituencies writing brochures on business, art, history and culture.
Master of ArtsPublic AdministrationAmerican UniversityWashington, DCPublic Administration
Legal Issues in Public Administration, Project Management, Project Evaluation, Politics and Policy Analysis, Ethics for Public Managers.
Final Project: "Assisting the IDB Implement its Corporate Procurement Modernization Plan"
Master of ArtsInternational RelationsUniversity of Kent at Canterbury, London Centre for International RelationsLondonInternational Relations Dissertation Topic: "MERCOSUR: An Emerging Security Community"
Bachelor of ArtsInternational Relations FrenchAmerican UniversityWashington DCInternational Relations French
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF Development Policy & Finance DPAF
Inter-American Investment Corporation
Inter-American Development Bank Southern Cone Countries
The Louis Berger Group, Inc
Inter-American Development Bank Panama Country Group
Embassy of Paraguay
University of Kent at Canterbury, London Centre for International Relations
Job Titles Held:
Senior Project Assistant
Multilateral Investment Fund, Consultant
Senior Corporate Services Analyst
Research & Technical Associate
Office Assistant Executive Director
Project Assistant Region 1/Country Division 1
Master of Arts Public Administration Legal Issues in Public Administration, Project Management, Project Evaluation, Politics and Policy Analysis, Ethics for Public Managers.
Final Project: "Assisting the IDB Implement its Corporate Procurement Modernization Plan" Master of Arts International Relations Bachelor of Arts International Relations French
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