As the Finance and Operation Associate, Desiree Terriquez collaborates closely with the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer and the Assistant Vice President of Finance & Administration. Working with staff, contractors, and vendors, Desiree focuses on the specific areas of finance and contracts to support the work of the Forum. Before joining the Forum in September 2023, Desiree was an intern for the United States Department of State and has a background working in HR and finance.
Desiree is from Los Angeles, California, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, in Political Science and International Studies. Now based in DC, Desiree is working towards her Master’s degree in International Affairs.