Ana Rosa Quintana is a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee. Previously worked at the Heritage Foundation.
Ms. Quintana led the Heritage Foundation’s efforts on U.S. policy toward Latin America. She has authored numerous policy studies on Cuba, Venezuela and Central America, among others. In addition to writing policy papers, Ms. Quintana’s articles have appeared in Real Clear World, The National Interest, The Federalist, among others. Her work has been cited in The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been a commentator on media outlets like Fox News, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera. She has also testified before the U.S. Congress.
Ms. 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, and is fluent in Spanish. She was a scholar in the university’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies.
she studied in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on a scholarship sponsored by the Department of Defense.
She is a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy.