Erick joined the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) in March of 2015 to work with the Initiative’s external relations and strategic partnerships. Previously, he served in the Costa Rican Foreign Service as a Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. Erick has a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Elon University in North Carolina, a M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Certificate in Multilateral Governance from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Erick has additionally lived in El Salvador, Peru, Brazil, Tajikistan, Germany and Vietnam. Follow him on Twitter @erickmarincr