Mr. Pardo has recently joined BOTEC Analysis in its first major international project, advising the Government of Jamaica in drafting regulations to govern a new medical cannabis industry. His international work experience and knowledge gives him unique insight into transnational drug trafficking, international drug control, and comparative drug laws. Mr. Pardo served five years as an official at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) within the Organization of American States (OAS). During this time he contributed to and edited the OAS Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas (2013). He has also worked with other multi-lateral institutions, including the Pan American Health Organization and independent institutions associated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Mr. Pardo has published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. He holds a B.A. in international affairs and an M.A. in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from the Elliott School of International Studies at the George Washington University. Beginning in the fall of 2014 he started his doctoral studies in public policy under Dr. Peter Reuter at the University of Maryland College Park.