Ana is the regional educational advising coordinator (REAC) for the Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela). She holds a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and international relations and two masters in political science and public administration from U.S. institutions. Ana lived in the U.S. for 12 years before returning to Ecuador. She has worked both in the U.S. and Ecuador in the public and non-profit sector on issues related to international relations, including international education, for more than six years. Her last position was as senior adviser for EducationUSA and Fulbright Commission Ecuador for two and a half years. Prior to joining EducationUSA in 2012, she worked as the international relations adviser to the minister of Higher Education of Ecuador.