Ana Rosa Quintana-Lovett most recently served as the Staff Director for Western Hemisphere for House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). In that capacity, she was the lead Republican advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives on U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean. She was also Chairman McCaul’s principal advisor on border security, migration and counternarcotics policy. She played a key role in the drafting and bipartisan coalition building for several successfully enacted pieces of legislation. Ana also served as the lead Foreign Affairs Committee staffer for the Secure the Border Act, the first House passed comprehensive border security bill in decades. Prior to her time on the hill, she led the Latin America portfolio at The Heritage Foundation for nearly eight years and served at the Defense Intelligence Agency. There she wrote policy studies and articles for a variety of outlets and was also a regular media contributor. She was formerly a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. She is a current Board Member for the Strategic Intelligence Program at Patrick Henry College.