Risa Grais-Targow is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Latin America practice, focusing on the Andean region. Risa holds a master's degree in international economics and Latin American studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a bachelor's degree in political studies and Latin American studies from Bard College.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Risa covered Latin American economies for financial clients at the Institute of International Finance, based in Washington, DC. She also focused on Latin America at the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of the Western Hemisphere and at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Previously, she covered macroeconomics and financial markets as a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Santiago, Chile. She speaks Spanish and is proficient in Portuguese.