Country Manager, Brazil & Paraguay
Gabrielle Mandel serves as Country Manager for the Latin America & Caribbean region at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this capacity, she is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA activities in Brazil and Paraguay. Ms. Mandel also manages the highly regarded U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership and co-leads the aviation sector team at USTDA. Prior to joining USTDA in 2007, Ms. Mandel was with the U.S. Energy Association. In that capacity, she managed utility, transmission, and regulatory partnerships in Africa, Latin America, and the Philippines for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Mandel holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, with a concentration in International Development from t George Washington University. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The University at Albany, where she graduated with honors in Latin American Studies.