Regional Associate: Latin America
Coletta Youngers provides regional coordination in Latin America for IDPC, representing IDPC at major events, bringing the network together to consult on IDPC priorities, disseminating publications and communications in the region, and recruiting new IDPC members in Latin America. In addition to her work with IDPC, Mrs Youngers is a Senior Fellow, at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) where she has worked since 1987. She monitors, analyses and disseminates information on political developments, human rights and US policy in the Andean region of South America, with special expertise in US international drug control policy. Before working at WOLA, Coletta was the Project Manager at the Peru-Chile Office of the Catholic Relief Services from 1985 to 1987, where she developed, monitored and evaluated rural and urban development and human rights projects by Peruvian NGOs. She earned a Masters’ Degree in public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.