Image via WikipediaOn May 12, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Mark Feierstein to be Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean for USAID. The WH released the following brief bio:
Mark Feierstein is a principal and vice president at the international polling firm, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. He has overseen public opinion research in over 30 countries, gaining insights into the views of citizens around the world on a range of topics. Before joining Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Feierstein served as director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s global elections office. He also worked in the State Department as special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States, where he negotiated with diplomats from the Americas on an array of regional issues. Prior to that, he was director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, overseeing programs to strengthen democratic institutions in developing countries. Feierstein, who is fluent in Spanish, has worked as a journalist in the United States and in Mexico and has published articles on international issues for leading major newspapers and journals.
He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University and his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5/12/2010