Charlene Aguilera is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she contributes to the center’s Caribbean and Mexico work. She also helps with the center’s congressional engagement. During her time at the Atlantic Council, she has helped manage the PACC 2030 Working Group, a project that seeks to identify a pathway to implement PACC 2030 by addressing the challenges faced by the Caribbean, through analysis and recommendations arising from private and public discussions, publications, and briefings to US and Caribbean policymakers and business leaders.  

Prior to her time at the Atlantic Council, Aguilera worked at the House of Representatives in the Office of US Representative Nanette Barragán (D-CA) as policy aide for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Aguilera holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and dual bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from San Francisco State University. Originally from Los Angeles, Aguilera is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in French.