Jessica Bachay

Undergrad Degree, School

BA in Economics and Latin American Studies, Smith College

Business Experience/Internships

Summer 2006, Intern at U.S. Department of Commerce in Mexico City

Study Abroad

International Business and Financial Markets review, Santiago Chile; Business in Brazil seminar, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Research Interests/Thesis

Banking on Remittances to Mexico: Business Opportunities and Challenges

Current Position/Job Title

Project Manager, FHI 360


Bates Gregory

Gregory Bates

Undergraduate degree, School 

Political Science & Hispanic Studies, Wheaton College, 2000

Business Experience/Internships

Inter-American Development Bank (Washington), U.S. Agency for International Development (Honduras), Fulbright Scholar (Uruguay), Planned Parenthood (Washington), U.S. Department of Commerce (Argentina), U.S. Department of State (Washington), Wyden for Senate (Oregon), Washington Office on Latin America (Washington)

Research Interest/Thesis

The Economic Costs of a Corrupt Judiciary in Latin America.

Current Position/Job Title

Director, Ethics & Compliance, Latin America, Avon Products, Inc.


Lourdes I. Catalá

Undergrad degree, School

Political science, University of Florida, 2004

Study Abroad

Business in Brazil Program (Summer 2005), UF International Financial Study Tour in Chile (Fall 2005)

Research Interests/Thesis

Business and Culture in Latin America

Current Position/Job Title

Senior Account Executive at Argot Partners in NYC


Cohen Zachary

Zachary Cohen

Undergrad Degree, School

Bachelors in Economics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Georgia

Business Experience/Internships

Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta, U.S. Department of State in Brasilia Area, Brazil

Research Interests/Thesis

"The Brasília Consensus: A New Model for Latin American Development"

Current Position/Job Title

Masters Student pursuing a degree in Global Logistics at the W.P. Carey School of Business.



Harmel David

David Harmel 

Undergrad Degree, School

Economics & Spanish, University of Florida (2008)

Business Experience/Internships

Office of International Trade at U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC (Internship)

Research Interests/Thesis

The Causes and Effects of Human Capital Flight: The Case of Venezuela and Florida (2010)

Current Position/Job Title

Senior Manager, Sports Research at Univision Communications


Johnson Alison

Alison Johnson

Undergrad Degree/School

International Business & Spanish, Northwest Missouri State 2007

Internships

U.S. Commercial Service, Monterrey, Mexico (Summer 2008)

Study Abroad

Study abroad ITESM Monterrey, Mexico (Spring Semester 2006); Cultural Tour of Spain (Spring 2005); Thesis Field Research/Internship: Monterrey, Mexico (2008); Doing Business in Chile-Financial Markets Tour (2009)

Research Interests/Thesis

NAFTA and Foreign Investment in Mexico: The Case of Monterrey

Current Position/Job Title

Customer Service Representative for Bank Midwest Insurance, Iowa


Johnson Ed

Ed Johnson

Education

Economics and Spanish, The College of William and Mary, 2001; MBA, UF, 2006

Internships

Lehman Brothers: Fixed Income Research (Summer 2000), ExxonMobil: Global Inventory Accounting and Management (Summer 2004), Johnson and Johnson Latin America Vision Care: Financial Analyst (Summer 2005–Fall 2005)

Study Abroad

Business in Brazil Program (Summer 2004)

Research Interests/Thesis

Brazil's elevated interest rates: a case of irrational pessimism or guarded optimism?

Current Position/Job Title

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Brandon Knox

Undergrad Degree, School

BA in Economics, Stetson University (1999), MALAS, University of Florida (2001), MBA in Finance, University of Florida (2004)

Internships

Prudential Real Estate Investors–Latin America in Rio de Janeiro

Research Interests/Thesis

Reassessing the impact of institutions on economic reform in Brazil

Current Position/Job Title

Senior Manage of Business Intelligence, Latin America Pharmaceuticals Sector at Johnson & Johnson


Derek Lewis

Undergrad Degree, School

Business Economics, Louisiana Tech University, 2005

Internships

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Summer Management Internship 

Study abroad

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Research Interests/Thesis

The Head of the Mouse: Dominican Microenterprises' Formal and Informal Credit Decisions


Reynolds Meghan

Meghan Reynolds

Undergrad degree, School

World Politics, Hamilton College, 2000

Internship

Foreign Commercial Service, Santiago, Chile (Summer 2005)

Study Abroad

Chile (1999, 2000)

Research Interests/Thesis

The business implications of the environmental chapter of the U.S.–Chile Free Trade Agreement

Current Position/Job Title

Sr. Social Media Manager, Global Brand Advertising Team, Amazon 


Rubio Nicolas

Nicolas Rubio

Undergrad degree, School

Economics, University of Florida, 2004

Internships

Wal-Mart Stores (Summer 2002); Walgreens Stores (Summer 2003); USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Washington, DC (Summer 2005); USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Spring 2006).

Study abroad

Utrecht, The Netherlands (2001), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002); International Finance Study Tour in Santiago, Chile (2005)

Research Interests/Thesis

Brazilian government policies in the ethanol program: a model for the rest of the world?

Current Position/Job Title

Agricultural Attaché at the USDA in Brasilia, Brazil


Jacob Schultz

Undergrad Degree, School

International Affairs, Florida State University, 2005

Business Experience/Internships

Latin American and the Caribbean Sub Regional Resource Facility at the regional UNDP office, Panama (2005)

Research Interests/Thesis

Brazilian energy sector

Current Position/Job Title

Foreign Service Officer 


Taylor Jason

Jason Taylor

Undergrad Degree, School

College of Charleston, BA; UF, Levin College of Law, JD; UF, Center for Latin American Studies, MA

Research Interests/Thesis

“A Short History of Corporate Accountability:  A Commentary on International Legal Personality and an Analysis of Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts under the Alien Tort Statute.”

Current Position/Job Title

Shareholder Partner at the law firm of Taylor Alderman, PA; Adjunct Faculty at the College of Charleston