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Allan Vargas Chinchilla

Allan Vargas Chinchilla


Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica | Costa Rica


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Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing

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Introduction to Python

Quantitative architect, designing solutions with numbers as building blocks.

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Understanding Data Science


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (PROCOMER) | Mar 2016 - Present

Foreign Trade Advisor and Origin Analyst

• Verify the fulfillment of rules of origin for goods exported to the European Union, the United Kingdom, the EFTA States, China, Colombia, Peru, Turkey, Japan, and Australia, among others. • Advise colleagues on rules of origin. • Train and mentor new hires. • Train external and internal users on rules of origin and origin procedures. • Lead improvement projects. • Work as a functional leader for processes and systems implementations. • Propose, analyze, and review regulations. • Coordinate across departments and institutions. • Design manuals for origin documentation. • Perform data analysis and propose data-driven solutions. • Create and manage reports. • Review the HS Classification of goods. • Prepare and review internal and external communications. • Create internal and external Excel Tools.
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Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica | May 2015 - Present

Foreign Trade Advisor

• Worked as Advisor for Asia – Oceania Affairs. • Assisted in the process of negotiation of the FTA between Costa Rica and South Korea. • Helped with logistics matters for the process of negotiation of several Sanitary Protocols between Costa Rica and the People’s Republic of China. • Advised companies on market access, rules of origin, FTA Administration, and export and import requirements, among other trade-related affairs. • Reviewed negotiation proposals for FTAs.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated | Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Quality Assurance Supervisor

• Led a team of 11 to 13 quality assurance analysts which served a business unit of approximately 1200 people. • Led two post-call service teams (callbacks and ICU). • Re-designed and implemented a new structure for the Quality Assurance Team. • Analyzed data and provided recommendations to the Operations Team. • Re-designed data capturing and measurement instruments, and quality policies. • Created and updated performance and metrics reports.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated | Sep 2011 - Dec 2014

Customer Service Team Manager

• Managed teams of 14 to 24 customer service representatives. • Coached and mentored new hires. • Follow-up on individual and team metrics. • Developed and prospected individuals for internal promotions. • Led the development and implementation of the continuous improvement process. • Awarded "Caring Leader" recognition for the performance of my teams (top performing teams). • Got promoted to Operations and Quality Assurance Supervisor at the same time (two independent promotions).

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated | Aug 2009 - Sep 2011

Customer Service Representative and Floor Support Representative

• Provided assistance to customers from a Fortune 500 telecommunication company regarding billing, features, plans, devices, products, etc. • Tier 1 Technical Support • Provided advice to call center representatives on handling customer inquiries • Handled escalations and complex issues • Helped Team Managers with coaching and mentoring their teams • Awarded "Top Performer" recognition twice • Worked as backup Team Manager

My Education

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Data Scientist with Python , Data Science in Data ScienceDataCamp | 2022
Master's in Business Administration Universidad de Costa Rica | 2018
Bachelor's degree in Customs and TradeUniversidad de Costa Rica UCR | 2015

About Me

Allan Vargas Chinchilla

Data Scientist in-progress

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