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foreign affairs advisor

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.


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


Bachelor, University Virginia, 1987.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Ballet, travel, studio arts, languages, camping.


Eduardo Eugenio

Regina Arriaga