Rachel Abrego, Administrative Assistant, joined ABA ROLI in November 2015. Ms. Abrego received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Indiana Wesleyan University. She previously interned with the Institute for Global Engagement in Arlington, VA, where she worked for the Southeast Asia Division, and with Interaction International. Ms. Abrego is a native Spanish speaker.
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 various 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.
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 Elliott School for International Affairs of the George Washington University. Prior to working on the Hill, she 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, Senior 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.