Maria Sanchez-Carlo

Maria Sanchez-Carlo

Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she studied Political Science and Economics at Trinity College (now Trinity University) in Washington, DC, and received a Masters in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) also in DC.  Prior to retirement, she studied Non-Profit Management at George Mason University.  After retirement, went back to the University of Virginia for a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning and a certificate in Historic Preservation.

She retired from the Federal Government after 28 years of service in the field of international relations.  As a Foreign Service Officer, her overseas posts included  Brazil (three tours) and Peru.  At home, she worked on Soviet, South American, and environmental affairs.  After retirement, she worked at various non-profit organizations dedicated to music, historic preservation and Brazilian affairs.  Currently, she does volunteer work with the elderly and as docent in a state park in Virginia. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, gardening, music, and hiking.


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