Emilia Columbo is a senior associate (non-resident) to the CSIS Africa Program and a senior security risk analyst at VoxCroft Analytics. Prior to this position, she served as a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, covering African and Latin American political-security issues. Ms. Columbo speaks professional-level Spanish and Portuguese. She has a Master's of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.