Isabel Varela

Isabel Varela

Project Manager

Isabel is a Project Manager with the Client Services Team. She oversees Cook Ross’ client engagements dealing with diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, Unconscious Bias, and leadership development.

Isabel has a background in international relations, diplomacy, and social and economic development. Prior to Cook Ross, she was the Ambassador’s Assistant and Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Cabo Verde, her native country, in Washington, DC. Isabel has lived, worked, and volunteered with organizations in Portugal, Canada, and the US including Oxfam Canada, the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability, and the Genocide Prevention Network with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. She is passionate about women’s and children’s issues.

Isabel holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Lisbon Technical University, Portugal, a certificate in web publishing from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and a certificate in project management from Georgetown University. She speaks fluent English, French, and Spanish in addition to her native tongue of Portuguese and Creole.