Consul of Chile in Washington D.C.
She is the Consul of Chile in Washington D.C. since February 2019. Ms. Daniela Rivera is a career diplomat and lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center and a certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Ms. Rivera is also a Master in international Relations from the Université Paris 1, Pantheón-Sorbonne in France and a Master of Science in Inter-American Defense and Security from the Inter-American Defense College of the Organization of American States in United States (OAS).
As a diplomat, she has worked in the political section of the Embassy of Chile in the United States (2017-2019); in the Cabinet of the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs (2014-2015); in the Deputy General Directorate for Neighboring Countries and Regional Affairs (2011-2014), and in the Cabinet of the Director General of Foreign Policy (2005-2007). From October 2007 to March 2011, she was assigned to the Embassy of Chile in Singapore, where she was in charge of political and consular duties.
Prior to her diplomatic career, Ms. Rivera had worked as Counsel at the Legal Department of the Chilean General Directorate of International Economic Relations and as lawyer in a private firm in Santiago, Chile. She had also worked as professor of the course of Private International Law and Public International Law at the Universidad San Sebastián (2013-2014) as well as an assistant professor of Introduction to Administrative Law (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1994-2000), and of Political Institutions and Theory of the Constitution (U. Andrés Bello, 2004-2006).
Since April 2015, she has been a member of the Committee of Arbitrators of "Tribuna Internacional" Journal of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad de Chile, the Chilean Society of International Law (SOCHIDI), the Chilean International Private Law Association (ADIPRI) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.