As SUNY/CID’s Office/HR Manager, Lia Cartagenes provides administrative and procedural support to the home office staff, and plays a key role in logistical planning and oversight for special events, study tours and official visitors to the Center. Previously, Ms. Cartagenes served as a Project Manager for the Strengthening of the Union National Assembly Project in Tanzania, the Mexico Legislative Strengthening Project and the Citizens Working for Justice Project in Bolivia. She has extensive private sector experience in the U.S. and Brazil in accounting, finance, and administration. Ms. Cartagenes earned her accounting degree from Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese and working a good command of Spanish.