United States Embassy in Buenos Aires (February. ‘05 - June ‘05)
. Fellowship intern: Acted in the capacity of a Foreign Service Officer in the Economic Section of the Embassy. Researched and wrote cables on economic issues affecting U.S. policy in Argentina. Represented the U.S. Government while conducting interviews with high-level Argentine government officials, business elites and academics. All external meetings were conducted in Spanish.
Institute for National Strategic Studies , National Defense University - Washington D.C.
(Jan.’03 - Feb.’04)
Department of Defense Contractor, Western Hemisphere Program
. Researched, prepared briefings and wrote reports on subjects related to U.S. National Security objectives and security cooperation in Latin America.
. Co-authored “Hemispheric Response to Terrorism: A Call for Action” in Ivelaw Griffith’s Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror, Ian Randle Publishers, 2004.
. Participated in panels in Washington D.C., New York City, Miami and Santiago, Chile with distinguished political and military officials and prominent academic scholars to share ideas regarding Latin American defense and security issues.
. Planned, coordinated and executed on INSS-sponsored events promoting the exchange of ideas on critical issues affecting security in the Latin America region.
KPMG Consulting, Inc. (now BearingPoint), McLean, Virginia (Oct. ’99 - July ’02)
Latin AmericanPublic Sector Marketing Manager ( McLean, VA and Buenos Aires, Argentina)
. Marketed KPMG Consulting’s Information Technology Services to Latin American governments, including but not limited to the central governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
. Directed the development and executed on strategic marketing plan with a budget of USD 2.5 million.
. Organized, coordinated and managed promotional events, media activities, advertisement creation and placement aimed at Latin American governments and associated multilateral organizations including The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Latin American Business Development Lead
. Built and managed the Latin American branch of the BDST, an infrastructure group that provided KPMG Consulting’s sales force with business development and knowledge management services.
. Successfully created a BDST practice that supported KPMG Consulting’s Latin American sales team with over 500 technical business proposals annually.
. Searched and matched KPMG IT capabilities in the U.S. with international opportunities, qualified international business leads, and oversaw the production of IT consulting service proposals.
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FELLOWSHIPS / INTERNSHIPS
Rotary International Fellow, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Feb.’04 - Dec. ’05)
. Completed a Masters degree in International Relations with a focus on U.S. policy toward Latin America.
Intern; The White House, Washington , D.C. (Summer, 1998)
. Worked in the office of Mickey Ibarra, Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Helped organize diplomatic events and coordinate the distribution of materials to locally elected government officials.
Analyst; Morgan Stanley, New York, New York (Winter, ‘96/97)
. Member of a change management team. Analyzed performance evaluations and the division’s management structure. Presented alternative management systems to bolster performance.
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