Emily Skeels

International Program Specialist

Emily Skeels is an International Program Specialist at CLDP and works on energy programs in South America as well as customs and border programs in Central America.

Ms. Skeels' academic background includes a graduate degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, as well as certification in Spanish translation which she received from American University in 2006. She received internationally recognized certification in August 2015 in level C1 Spanish which is mastery in the language from the Instituto Cervantes DELE exam as well as in superior intermediate Portuguese from the Brazilian Ministry of Education Celpe-Bras exam. She therefore has near native fluency in Spanish and advanced level Portuguese. 

Prior to working at CLDP, Ms. Skeels worked for four years at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian conducting outreach, workshops and research for indigenous communities throughout the U.S. and Latin America. She spent three years serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay where she hosted a Spanish radio show, instructed over 500 students and organized large scale community service projects. She also has certification in TESOL (teaching English as a Second Language) and has taught English to Spanish speakers in Paraguay, Spain and the United States for more than 6 years.

CLDP in Action

December 17, 2017 - December 21, 2017

From December 17-21, 2017, CLDP sponsored the participation of representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tunisia to attend the annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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