Clare Ribando Seelke

Nonresident Scholar


Clare Ribando Seelke is a nonresident scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico and a specialist in Latin American affairs at the Congressional Research Service.

Seelke came to CRS in 2003 as a presidential management fellow. As part of her fellowship, she completed rotations with the State Department in the Dominican Republic and with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. She currently focuses on Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, with a special focus on security issues and migration.

During her tenure at CRS, Seelke has published numerous reports and confidential memoranda on both country-specific and regional issues in the Western Hemisphere. In August 2017, she completed a Fulbright Specialist grant in Mexico, where she lectured at 15 Mexican institutions and universities on bilateral relations.

Seelke holds a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact her at or (202) 707-5229.