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.

Upcoming Programs

August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 18, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

Read More about CLDP Hosts Consultations for Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Standards in Washington D.C.