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Maria Alexandra Arriaga

Maria Alexandra Arriaga, American foreign affairs advisor. Recipient Dance scholarship Joffrey Ballet, New York City, 1981, President award College Arts and Sciences, University Virginia, 1986-1987, Letter of Appreciation, Seven Society, University Virginia, 1987, Dance scholarship to perform in Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics St. Mark's Dance Company, Washington, 1990, Human Rights Community award United Nations Association, 1998.

Background

  • Arriaga, Maria Alexandra was born on October 27, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Eduardo Eugenio and Regina Arriaga.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, 1987.

    Career

    • Director Congressional Human Rights Caucus, United States Congress, Washington, 1987-1995. Special coordinator for external affairs Bureau Democracy Human Rights and Labor, United States State Department, 1995-1999. Executive director Secretary State Advisory Committee Secretary State Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, United States State Department, 1997-1999.

      Chair Working Group on Women's Human Rights, United States State Department, 1998-1999. Special assistant to the President, chief of staff to the President Special Envoy for the Americas The White House, 1999—2001. Senior fellow Inter-American Dialogue, 2001.

      Director governor relations Amnesty International United States of America, since 2001.

    Membership

    Dancer St. Mark's Dance Company, Washington, 1990-1991. President Bolivar Network Hispanic University Virginia Alumni, 2000. Member Women's Foreign Policy Group, World Affairs Council, Chilean-American Foundation (volunteer).

    Personality

    Interests

    Ballet, travel, studio arts, languages, camping.

    Connections

    • father: Eduardo Eugenio
    • mother: Regina Arriaga
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    Born October 27, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1987
      University Virginia
    • 1987 - 1995
      Director, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
      Washington, United States
    • 1995 - 1999
      special coordinator, for external affairs Bureau Democracy Human Rights and Labor
    • 1997 - 1999
      executive, director Secretary State Advisory Committee Secretary State Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad
    • 1998 - 1999
      chair Working Group on Women's Human Rights
    • 1999 - 2001
      special assistant, Special Envoy for the Americas The White House
    • 1999 - 2001
      chief of staff to the President, Special Envoy for the Americas The White House
    • 2001
      senior, fellow Inter-American Dialogue
    • 2001
      director, governor relations Amnesty International United States of America
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