Sandija Bayot is the Chief Development Officer at the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston. Previously, she worked at the Council in Member Services. Before joining, she served as Director of Communications for Houston’s Consular Corps and still works closely with the Embassy of Latvia in Washington, DC. She attended Trinity College and the University of Houston and has completed both the FBI and DEA Citizen Academy programs. She is fluent in Latvian and Russian. Sandija is married, has two sons, and lives in The Woodlands.