Maria Suarez Testamarck


Texas A&M University, BA International Studies, Politics and Diplomacy & Europe Concentration, French Minor, Cum Laude (2015)


  • Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals Advisory Committee Member & Latin America Subgroup Lead
  • Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Scholarship Recipient (2021)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (2021)
  • National Hispanic Merit Recipient
  • 10+ years of International Residency
  • Fluent in Spanish and French

Career Area of Interest

I am specifically interested in the role of Venezuela's oil and gas policies throughout governmental and economic stabilization and how that policy evolves during the energy transition. Upon graduation, I hope to advocate for long-term solutions for Venezuela's energy policies that center economic development, environmental sustainability and communities through international organizations like the IADB or OECD.