Esteban Andrade is Program Manager at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Columbia University. As such he manages research and programmatic activities for the Lemann Center for Brazil Studies, the Cuban Program, the Mexico Center, the Greater Caribbean Center, the Cardoso Program, the Tinker Program, the Visiting Scholars Program, and the Faculty Research Grants Program. This involves setting research priorities and coordinating research on the part of the various programs. He received his BA in Political Science with concentration in Latin American Studies from Manhattanville College.  As a Graduate Division of Arts & Sciences Fellowship Recipient, he received his MA from St. John’s University, where he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Prior to joining ILAS, Esteban worked as the Regional Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), where he helped create new partnerships with various academic and research institutions in Latin America, as well as developing project proposals for institutions such as the National Science Foundation, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.