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Beatriz Afanador

Communications Officer for Hispanic Outreach

Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Beatriz is a member of the CRS Communications Team as communications officer for Hispanic outreach, working to advance CRS’ Hispanic outreach efforts through strategic media relations and social media. Beatriz also supports communications for CRS' Latin American regional projects, supporting regional information officer Robyn Fieser.

Previously, Beatriz worked as a program associate for the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, DC, and before that, for the government of Colombia, where she managed communications for various welfare agencies and in support of shaping public policies. A native of Colombia, she has also worked for a number of public relations and communications firms in Bogota. Beatriz holds a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University, an International Certificate in International Policy from American University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogota.