Forging Your Career Path: Specializations in Latin American Studies

Event Start Date: January 26, 2017 3:00 PM
Event End Date: January 26, 2017 4:30 PM

Come by and learn from experts in the field!

The Center for Latin American Studies presents: Forging Your Career Path: Specializations in Latin American Studies!

Three guest speakers will discuss their jobs and career paths within the Latin American field. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.

Guest Speakers:

Juanita Ibañez, is an Advisor on Women and Gender equality to the Governor of Santander, Colombia.

Ms. Ibañez holds a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Columbia University in the City of New York, a Bachelors in Political Science and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. She previously worked for Open Society Foundations in New York City, for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and for two different mayors of the City of Bucaramanga, Colombia. She has experience managing and coordinating government programs for women’s rights, eradication of violence against women, economic development for vulnerable women, and in the creation of public policies on women and gender equality in Colombia. 

Amy Radetsky, U.S. Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence

Ms. Radetsky has dedicated 16 years of her life to the Foreign Service. She has completed tours in Brazil, Mexico, and with the African Affairs Bureau. Her last post was in Rio de Janeiro, leading reporting for a four-state consular district, focusing on the oil and gas industry, local politics, and the business environment.

Jennifer Twyman

Jennifer Twyman is an agricultural economist currently working as a social scientist and leading the Gender Research Team at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) in Cali, Colombia.  Her main research focus is on gender, agriculture and climate change within the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Jennifer received her PhD in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 2012, with specializations in international development and natural resource economics.  She holds certificates in Latin American Studies and Tropical Conservation and Development. During her PhD studies, she spent a year as a visiting scholar at FLACSO-Ecuador conducting fieldwork as a researcher on the project Assets, Poverty and Gender Inequalities, which is part of a larger project called In Her Name: Measuring the Gender Asset Gap in Ecuador, Ghana and India. She is currently conducting research regarding intra-household decision-making around agricultural production technologies and practices as well as food choices. This research is expected to inform various programs and projects including the CGIAR research programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS); Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM); and HarvestPlus and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). 


Location: Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) | Reitz Union - 2201 Fishbowl Meeting Room