Ana Rosa Quintana-Lovett is currently the senior director of policy for the Washington D.C.-based Vandenberg Coalition.
She most recently served as the staff director for Western Hemisphere at the Foreign Affairs Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, she led the subcommittee staff and was Chairman Michael McCaul’s principal advisor on Latin America and the Caribbean, trade, security and development assistance and arms sales to the region.
She played a key role in the drafting and bipartisan coalition building for several successfully enacted pieces of legislation. She also served as the lead Foreign Affairs Committee staffer for the first House-passed comprehensive border security bill in decades.
Prior to her time on the Hill, she led the Latin America portfolio at The Heritage Foundation for nearly eight years. There she wrote policy studies and articles for a variety of outlets and was also a regular media contributor.
She was formerly 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.