Felipe Félix Méndez is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where he supports programming on Central America and the Caribbean. During his time at the Atlantic Council, Félix Méndez led the implementation of a high-level conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly focused on measures to address the impacts of the war in Ukraine on Latin America and the Caribbean. His commentary on international relations and development issues has appeared in outlets including El Nacional  and La Prensa.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Félix Méndez interned at the Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations in New York, advised the Wall Street Journal and Panasonic, and worked in journalism and public relations.

Félix Méndez holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in international and public affairs and Latin American and Caribbean studies, with honors. Originally from Panama and Uruguay, Félix Méndez is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in Portuguese.