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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chantal Agarwal, Senior Program Manager, joined ABA ROLI in November 2010. She is currently responsible for managing rule of law programs in the Latin America region and conducting business development. Over the past 15 years, she has designed and implemented several programs in Latin America covering a range of international development priorities, including rule of law, human rights, democratic governance, citizen participation, women’s rights, political party strengthening, microfinance and global 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 in Latin American Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park. She speaks fluent Spanish and is proficient in French and Italian. You can contact Chantal Agarwal at email@example.com.
Clark Flynt, Program Associate, joined ABA ROLI in June 2015, after four years of experience on Capitol Hill, working on criminal justice issues for the Senate Judiciary Committee. She holds a B.A. degree in political science and leadership studies from Williams College and an M.A. degree in international affairs from the George Washington University. She previously interned for Management Systems International, the U.S. Department of State and an Argentine law firm. She has lived in Ecuador, Argentina and France, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samantha Seltzer, Administrative Assistant, joined ABA ROLI’s Latin America and Caribbean Division in October 2013. Ms. Seltzer recently worked at the National Democratic Institute as a project assistant on the Political Parties Team. She has a B.A. degree in political science with a focus on international relations (with minors in Spanish and Portuguese) from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned certificates in Latin American studies and global studies. She has lived in Nicaragua and Brazil, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.