Tatiana is a well-rounded business professional with over 20 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. Her work for both domestic and international organizations has consistently been in fast-paced, outcome-oriented environments. As a fierce advocate for racial equity and diversity, she deeply understands the value of elevating necessary and much needed voices at decision-making tables that generate ethical and strategic approaches to the many challenges confronting our nation and the Western Hemisphere.
Most recently, Tatiana joined Dentons Global Advisors as Associate Partner.
Prior to Dentons, Tatiana was the Vice President of Public Affairs at SKDKnickerbocker where she led global, national, and local clients’ teams in both the public and private sectors in varying industries.
Tatiana was a child when she and her family escaped Colombia’s narco-violence and political instability to forge an incredible future in America. Much of her work has focused on developing ethical and coherent policy that is informed by a diverse set of value sets and perspectives learned over her many years of public service.
Tatiana served in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration during the core of the COVID pandemic, as the Director for External Affairs and Engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development where she was tasked with rethinking and strategizing how District government conducts business, invests, supports the workforce, and ensures that District residents, especially those in vulnerable communities, recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her main role was to bring together various stakeholders and regional 3 rd party groups to actively engage them on the importance of public private partnership efforts and strategies to move the region forward.
Prior to her return to District government, Tatiana lead as the Director of Community Health and Social Impact for the National Capital Area for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region’s largest not-for- profit insurer. She managed a sponsorship budget with her team of $48 million that supported over 250 organizations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and West Virginia.
Tatiana is incredibly passionate about public service having spent twelve years working and volunteering for local and state governments in New Jersey, Florida, and Washington D.C. and national campaigns, which included three Presidential. She has been widely recognized for her outstanding business, political, and civic engagement.
Tatiana serves on several local and national non-profit organization boards. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Board member of Concordia; Board member of the Washington National’s Philanthropies; member of the 2020 Class of Leadership Greater Washington; Washington Hispanic’s 100 Most Influential Latinos; and was named the Washington Business Journal’s Forty under 40.
Tatiana attended Montclair State University where she received a Broadcast Journalism Bachelor’s degree. In 2013, she graduated with her Executive Master’s in Business/ Leadership degree from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Washington D.C.