Sandra Corcuera Santamaria is a customs and trade specialist with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC since 2006. She is responsible for preparing and managing customs and border management projects, as well as capacity building and trade facilitation initiatives in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, including the Authorized Economic Operator program. She works closely with senior customs officials, international technical organizations, including WCO, and other bilateral and multilateral customs experts in the donor community, including the IMF and WB. Before joining the Inter-American Development Bank, Sandra was a technical advisor to the Economic and Commercial Counselor in the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, and project coordinator for the consulting firm European Development Projects in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Katholiek Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, and a Master in Political Science from the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.