Gabriel Sánchez Zinny

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Americas Program
Associated Programs: Americas Program

Gabriel Sánchez Zinny is an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Americas Program. He is also managing director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, and focuses on the Latin America practice, specifically in the areas of infrastructure, education, energy, and international relations. His previous experience includes coordinating the Human Trafficking Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he organized Hispanic civil society groups in 17 states to develop health services for victims of trafficking. He also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank to implement new technologies in the education sector, managing the installation of computer labs, Internet access, and professional training. He directed the Argentina Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and was a senior fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Prior to Blue Star Strategies, he served as vice president at Dutko Worldwide, in the areas of foreign and U.S. federal affairs. He is also the founder of, a software company dedicated to providing services for schools and universities and digital solutions to governments. Mr. Sánchez Zinny is coauthor of four books on education policy and publishes monthly opinion columns in several Latin American newspapers on international politics and regional relations with the United States. He studied economics at the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received his master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.