Sefira Fialkoff
Assistant Director


Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, and Kenya. She received her MS in Global Development from the Law School at Tulane University in 2015.


  • M.S., Tulane University Law School, International Development, 2015
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, Global Economics, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Director, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, 2016-now


  • English
  • Spanish

Overseas Experience

  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Kenya
  • Cuba
  • Mexico

Related Experience

Copy Editor, Tulane University & Global Development Network, 2016- Technical Writer, Inside Dentistry, 2016- Evaluation Coordinator, The Identity Project, 2017-2018 Researcher/Writer, Greater New Orleans Inc., 2015-2016 Communication Team Member, Halteman Consultants, 2014-2016 Program Manager, LOKKAL San Miguel de Allende, 2012-2014 Evaluation Coordinator, Innovations for Poverty Action, 2009-2011

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as initial and primary contact for the Center, responding to questions regarding Center mission, activities, and programs. Including ensuring daily operations are supportive of the Center‘s strategy, vision, and mission.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and University Administrators in the development, preparation and implementation of the Center’s operational budgets. Maintains, forecasts, and tracks monthly expenditures and annual budgets.
  • Manages all aspects of the Postdoctoral Fellow Program to include assisting the Executive Director in the planning and execution of the selection process of Center post-doctoral fellows.
  • Makes decisions independently regarding catering, room reservations, travel and logistical arrangements; and oversees the provision of such services in a seamless and smooth manner. Ensures copyrights and other authorizations are obtained and respected when required.
  • Design, customize, and maintain the tactical implementation of content for web site and social media venues