Beatriz is a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) of the United States government. She currently works as a PMF Program Analyst in the Programming Directorate Office at Voice of America (VOA), a branch of the United States Agency for Global Media. As such, she serves as a GS-11 level liaison between the Programming Director and the broader USAGM front office during a critical time of transition. Beatriz is also the Accountability Officer for VOA’s Global Mandarin service, and she spearheads most of the agency’s graphic design duties. Within her fellowship, Beatriz currently. serves as the 2020-2022 head fellow for a corresponding PMF team through instructing key leadership development competencies to peers.
Academically, Beatriz is passionate about research and writing in the fields of International Relations and Political Theory. Prior to her tenure at USAGM, she obtained a Master’s Degree from Princeton University. Politics PhD student at Princeton University, focusing on International Relations, Political Theory, and Comparative Politics as her subfields. She began the program with a special interest in issues of international law, human rights, institutions, and security as they relate to normative ethics. Since then, however, her research interests narrowed down to the understudied topic of humanitarian intervention in Latin America.
Outside of her professional duties, Beatriz is a mentor for Project Access, a global peer-to-peer network which connects applicants from underrepresented nationalities with current students at top institutions of higher education, who in turn provide information, feedback and support throughout the application process. Last year, she also joined the United Nations Volunteer network (UNV), where she worked part-time providing legal and advocacy services for UN agencies in Latin America. More recently, Beatriz was selected to join the American Political Science Review team as a peer reviewer, providing feedback to manuscript authors and advice to chief editors when it comes to publication prospects in the discipline’s top journal.