I am a Communications Strategist, Political Analyst, Press Contributor and founder of Schott International Consulting, a firm headquartered in Washington DC focused on Politics and Communications between the US and Latin America.
A regular commentator on Regional Politics for international and local media outlets as well as invited speaker at the Interamerican Defense College, National War College, George Washington University and ITESO- Guadalajara Mexico, among others.
I arrived in Washington in 2002 as US Correspondent for the 24 hours news outlet
Globovision- Venezuela, at a time when political tensions arose between both countries and the rhetoric started to become increasingly belligerent .
I also hat the opportunity to work as External Consultant for the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infraestructure of Sourh America (IIRSA) a development plan to link of South America economies supported by the Interamerican Development Bank (IADB).
I began my career as public opinion analyst at the Planning and Communications department at the Venezuelan Information Ministry as part of a pilot investigation unit responsible for weekly and monthly reports on the impact of Government communications strategies on public opinion. The findings were used to carry out communications policies.
I was also a Hanns Seidel Foundation Scholar to continue education and research on Democracy and International Law at the Institute of High Political Studies in Munich, Germany .