Ivette is a member of the IDB’s Felipe Herrera Library (FHL) team. She is the Embedded Librarian for the Infrastructure and Environment Sector (INE), and the Department of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESG) and Central America (CID). Her scope of work includes environment, energy, water, agriculture, food security, urban transport and waste management. She is the former head of the Documentation Center of the newspapers "Hoy" and "El Nacional" in the Dominican Republic. In 2003 she joined the IDB Secretariat as a Reporting Assistant, where she worked for two years before joining the Library. Ivette is a Dominican national, a graduate of Latin American studies from the George Mason University and Master’s of Science in Information Technology from Drexel University.