Country Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean
Gabrielle Mandel serves as a Country Manager for the Latin America and 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 the Southern Cone region. 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, Ms. Mandel was with the U.S. Energy Association where she managed utility, transmission, and regulatory partnerships in Africa, Latin America, and the Philippines.
Ms. Mandel holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, with a concentration in International Development from the Elliott School of the George Washington University. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The University at Albany, where she graduated with honors in Latin American Studies. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.