Desiree Maruca is the Associate Director at the Group of Thirty, an independent global body comprised of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors and academia. In this position, she heads various aspects of the organization’s program development, event planning, and fundraising, as well as coordinates the study groups and publications of the members. Desiree earned her Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Global Business and Transatlantic Trade from The School of International Service at The American University in Washington, DC. She also holds a BA in International Studies from American University, studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium, and concentrating her work on the European Union. Last year she served as a Vice-President for Programming for The National Economists Club.