Bachelor, Tufts University, 1987. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law & Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1987.
Editor, reporter Trumbull (Connecticut) Times, summers 1981-1983. Lyndon Baines Johnson intern United States Republican Stewart McKinney, Washington, 1984. Copy editor Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, 1985.
Reporter Mexico City News, 1985-1986. Deputy western finance director Dukakis for President Campaign, Boston, 1987. Director Latin American programs National Democratic Institute International Affairs, Washington, 1987-1993.
Special assistant to United States ambassador to Organization of American States United States Department State, 1993-1997. Senior adviser for elections United States Agency for International Development (United States Agency for International Development), 1997-1999. Senior associate Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc., 1999—2002, associate vice president, 2003—2010.
Assistant administrator for Latin America & the Caribbean United States Agency for International Development (United States Agency for International Development), since 2010.
Member Toastmasters International (club president 1996-1997, area governor 1997-1998, 1st place area humorous speech contest 1995).
Married Itzel del Carmen Sclopis, June 27, 1991. 1 child, Bianca Pilar.