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Ana Quintana

Ana Rosa Quintana specializes in Latin America regional studies as research associate for Latin America policy in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.

Quintana’s research and commentary include contributing posts on Latin America security to the think tank’s policy blog, The Foundry. Her work has been cited in online media venues such as PanAmPost.com.

Quintana holds a master of arts degree in global security studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Florida International University. She also received certificates in national security, Latin American and Caribbean studies. She was a scholar in the university’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies.

Fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese, Quintana studied in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on a scholarship sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Before joining Heritage in 2013, she was a student trainee at Defense. She also held internships at Virginia-based International Relief and Development, where she worked on rule of law issues in Latin America, and at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she worked on civilian-military cooperation.

Quintana, who was born and raised in Miami, currently resides in Maryland. 

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