Chantal Quintero

Chantal Quintero

Position Title
Senior Program Administrator/Internship Search


Chantal Quintero serves as Senior Program Administrator with the University of California, Washington Program (UCDC) helping students from all UC campuses navigate the internship search process.  She works closely with participants in identifying internship organizations that closely align with short and long-term career goals, and cultivates strong working relationships with a host of employers – congressional offices, NGOs, think tanks and advocacy organizations within the greater Washington, DC, area.  She is a strong advocate for students wanting no less than for every participant to be successful during their experience in DC, gain valuable professional skills and access key services and growth opportunities.  She also enjoys being able to connect participants with UCDC alumni who can offer advice and mentorship.  Chantal also serves as the lead in managing the UCDC Summer Academic Program - an initiative open to students (selected by their campus to participate in summer) wishing to earn units for their internship experience and make progress on their studies.   

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Chantal is bilingual -- fluent in French and holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Public Management/ Public Policy from the University of Ottawa.  She is an avid cinephile, live music enthusiast and passionate about photography.       

Photo credit: Cheriz Cajita