Irene Estefania joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2016 as program assistant with the President’s Office. She previously worked as executive assistant to the bureau chief for El Pais in Washington DC and as project assistant for the Latin American team at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Born in Spain, Irene studied at the Norway campus of the renowned United Word Colleges. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College, where she received a BA with a double major in Political Science and German. She is fluent in Spanish, English and German, and has working proficiency in French and Portuguese.