Office of Civil Rights
September 15, 2013

Date: 09/15/2013 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month 2013: Eila Sepulveda - State Dept Image Ms. Sepulveda joined the Department of State in January as a new Foreign Service officer. She is currently serving in EAP/EX as a general services officer.

Before joining the Department, Ms. Sepulveda worked for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) as senior account executive, securing sponsors for the major events including their annual conference and their televised ALMA Awards. She also worked securing 200+ exhibitors for the Latino Family Expo and helped provide health and employment services to underserved Hispanic families in Washington, DC and Las Vegas, NV.

Before NCLR, Ms. Sepulveda worked at The Washington Center (TWC) as senior program advisor for the Cordova Program for Congressional Internships which brings college students from Puerto Rico to do a semester internship in the U.S. Congress. Through her work at TWC she was able to mentor and provide professional and career advice to more than 300 college and graduate students, helping some of them secure jobs after their internships. Ms. Sepulveda has also worked for LTL Strategies on a USAID contract supporting the reconstruction of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; she also interned for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), for the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales while on a study abroad program in Santiago, Chile.

She is originally from Puerto Rico and has a M.A. in Latin American studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in history from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus.