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Ana Quintana

  • Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere
The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation

A research associate in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, Ana Rosa Quintana specializes in U.S. policy toward Latin America.  She concentrates largely on issues of security cooperation, democratic governance and economic freedom.

In addition to writing research papers, Quintana contributes posts on Latin America to the think tank’s online news outlet, The Daily Signal. Her work has been cited in media venues such as Fox News Latino, The Washington PostThe GuardianDiario de las Americas and 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 the Defense Intelligence Agency. 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 was born and raised in Miami.  She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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