Gracia Angulo Duncan, Deputy Regional Director, Americas
Gracia Angulo Duncan is the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) Deputy Regional Director for the Americas. She has extensive experience in designing, implementing and managing programs in the fields of democratic governance and international development, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining IFES, Gracia worked at the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) where she carried out policy analysis and advisory services and led the organization’s education and training portfolio, creating and delivering programs to build capacity in the public sector. At ISE, she also worked directly with government agencies and leaders, notably in Puerto Rico, to design and implement multi-sectoral accountability reforms in the fields of public financial management, public administration, education and human capital development, among others. Previously, Gracia worked in Mexico where she was the Program Director for the Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. She has also worked at the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services in New York and for Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice in France. Gracia holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA from the Yale Jackson School for Global Affairs, where she specialized in democracy and governance in fragile states. At Yale, she was also a fellow for the Kerry Initiative and currently serves on the Jackson School’s Board of Advisors.