Adelana comes to the USGLC after receiving her M.A. in International Relations from the University of Miami, where she specialized in U.S.-Latin American relations. While in graduate school, she held an internship in the Congressional Affairs Office at the U.S. Southern Command where she focused on security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, Adelana spent over a year working as a Legislative Correspondent on Capitol Hill where she worked on Western Hemisphere affairs issues. She earned her B.S. in International Affairs and B.A. in History from Florida State University. She also spent a semester studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. Adelana is a proud native of Orlando, Florida.