Isabel Bernhard is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. She specializes in report writing, grant monitoring, event planning, and foreign language translation for the Brazil and China–Latin America portfolios.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Bernhard interned at the US Department of State, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the municipal government of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a four-year Spanish interpreter for the Boston Housing Authority.

Bernhard’s commentary on US-China-Latin America relations has been published in the Diplomat and Global Americans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies (Political Science) from Harvard University and a Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese.