Ms. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her Bachelor in Arts Degree with Majors in Latin American Studies and Political Science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She is a Republican political strategist with expertise on Latin American, Florida and Hispanic issues.
In 1997, she was a special advisor to the Government of Nicaragua and in that role, she was one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act).
She served on Gov. Jeb Bush’s transition team and served as his first Director of Immigration Policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.
In 1999, she returned to the private sector and has represented private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade and Central America policy.
In 2001, she served as Ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission where she helped pass a resolution condemning the Government of Cuba for human rights abuses.
She was Sen. John McCain’s 2008 National Hispanic Co-Chair. She has played a role in Federal and State races in Florida. In 2012, she served as National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s Campaign.
She is a political contributor on CNN, CNN-Español and CNN.com and a frequent commentator on national radio and print media on political issues and current affairs.