Michael McCullough, Director of the Latin America & the Caribbean Division, joined ABA ROLI in October 2008. He previously served as chief of party for a USAID-funded justice administration program in La Paz, Bolivia, as well as deputy chief of party for a similar USAID-funded program in Bogotá, Colombia. He has criminal litigation experience as an attorney with the federal public defender for the District of Columbia and as a deputy public defender for Maricopa County, Arizona. He has trained attorneys, judges and academics in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela on issues related to trial skills and the accusatorial system. He holds a B.A. in Spanish and political science and a J.D. from the University of Arizona. He speaks Spanish fluently. You can contact Michael McCullough at email@example.com.
Chantal Agarwal, Senior Program Manager, joined ABA ROLI’s Latin America and Caribbean Division in November 2010. Over the last twelve years, she has worked on several U.S. government-funded programs in Latin America, covering various international development topics, including democratic governance, microfinance and international policy. Ms. Agarwal holds an M.A. degree in international affairs from the Elliott School for International Affairs of the George Washington University, and a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. She speaks fluent Spanish and basic French. You can contact Chantal Agarwal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Arévalo, Program Associate, joined ABA ROLI in May 2011. She received a B.A. degree in political science from Texas Christian University, where she served as a research assistant specializing in Colombian and Venezuelan issues, and also studied at the Université de la Rochelle in France. She has previously interned at the World Association for Newspapers and News Publishers, the Center for International Policy, UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, and on Capitol Hill. A native of Colombia, she is fluent in Spanish and French. You can contact Cynthia Arévalo at Cynthia.Arevalo@americanbar.org.
Francisco Ciampolini, Senior Program Officer, joined ABA ROLI’s Latin America and Caribbean Division in September 2010. He previously worked as a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and served as a legal assistant for the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in Geneva. He holds an LL.M. in international and comparative law from The George Washington University Law School, with additional studies in human rights law from Oxford University. Originally from Brazil, he obtained his B.A. in law from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Sao Paulo. Mr. Ciampolini is a native Portuguese speaker and is fluent in English and Spanish. You can contact Francisco Ciampolini at email@example.com.
Stacy Clenney, Program Officer, joined ABA ROLI’s Latin America and the Caribbean Division in January 2013. She previously worked at International Resources Group/Engility as an Assistance Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist for USAID-funded activities. She has overseas experience in Guatemala with the Peace Corps municipal development program and in Belize and Panama with development projects for Florida State University and local partners. She holds an M.S. degree in urban and regional planning and a B.S degree in economics and international affairs, both from Florida State. She speaks Spanish fluently. You can contact Stacy Clenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Friedl, Program Manager, joined ABA ROLI’s Latin America and the Caribbean Division in November 2011. He previously worked at the Center for International Private Enterprise as a program officer for Latin America and the Caribbean. While at CIPE, he managed a number of democracy and economic reform programs with business associations and think tanks in the region. Mr. Friedl holds an M.A. in political science and comparative politics and a B.A. in political science from American University. Martin is German-Uruguayan and lived in several countries growing up, including many years in Costa Rica. He is fluent in Spanish and German. You can contact Martin Friedl at email@example.com.
Melanie Penagos, Program Associate, joined ABA ROLI in October 2011. She has previously worked with the National Endowment for Democracy, where she played a key role in organizing the 2010 Sixth Assembly of the Word Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and most recently worked as a Program Assistant in support of the organization's grants administration. Her first professional experience was working as a consultant for Amnesty International USA. She has a B.A. in international studies (Latin American concentration) and Spanish from Towson University. Her family is from Guatemala, and she is fluent in Spanish. You can contact Melanie Penagos at firstname.lastname@example.org.