Ana Monzon


The Maxwell School at Syracuse University
Class of 2017


A Guatemalan American, Ana plans to work in the federal government in the Foreign Service in an agency like USAID upon completion of the joint Masters in Public Administration and M.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University. She aspires to work at the policy level of international development targeting issues of world hunger and climate change; thereby promoting U.S. national security and prosperity through the strengthening of resilient societies worldwide.

Ana received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2011. She was a U.S. Fulbright researcher in 2012 and researched the agricultural and food sector development in rural Brazil. As the Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Ana served as regional liaison for the Institute. In this capacity she helped consolidate partnerships with foreign government counterparts and nongovernmental organizations, and initiate rural development programs raising the living standards of impoverished and food insecure agricultural communities.