Portrait Photo of Samantha Chaitram

Samantha Chaitram

Portrait Photo of Samantha ChaitramSamantha S.S. Chaitram is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium, Research Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and a part-time Spanish interpreter for the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago.  She is also an External Consultant with the Migration Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C.  She is the author of American Foreign Policy in the English-speaking Caribbean: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.   She is both a Fulbright alumna (2012) and an alumna of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on U.S. Foreign Policy.  She has taught International Trade at the Institute of International Relations, the University of the West Indies and at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago.  She also served as the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Academic Coordinator for the 2019 Regional Trade Policy Course for the Caribbean.  Her research interests include U.S. foreign policy, Venezuelan migration and police reform.  She holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of Miami, a MSc degree in International Trade Policy and a BSc degree in Economics and Spanish from the University of the West Indies.