Kaitlyn Blansett joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2019 as a coordinator for Development and External Relations. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a B.A. in Spanish and History with a concentration in Latin American history, as well as a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino Studies. After graduating, Kaitlyn moved back to her hometown of Richmond, Indiana where she worked in development and communications at Cope Environmental Center, a non-profit nature center. She also served on various boards including the Women’s Fund of Wayne County, the Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources, and the Sister Cities of Richmond, IN.
On December 13, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted “Is Democracy in Trouble? Latin America in Global Perspective”, an event to launch IDEA’s The Global State of Democracy 2019 Report: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise.