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Puerto Rican scientist Francés Colón appointed director of international climate affairs at the Center for American Progress (CAP)

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Dr. Frances Colón has been appointed Senior Director for International Climate Affairs at the Center for American Progress (CAP), the most influential organization on issues related to the environment and climate change. Colón was Deputy Adviser for Science and Technology at the US Department of State, when John Kerry was the secretary during the presidency of Barack Obama.

Kerry is now President Joe Biden's special envoy for climate affairs.

The CAP noted that Colón coordinated the climate change policy for the Climate and Energy Alliance of the Americas announced by then-President Obama, and that he will now help develop strategies to strengthen the United States' partnerships with the international community to address change. climate.

"Frances brings more than a decade of experience in developing and implementing environmental policies at the federal and local levels," said Christy Goldfuss, CAP's senior vice president for Energy and Environmental Policy.

Goldfuss noted that "extensive international experience and her record of negotiating agreements and building coalitions will help her work to enhance global partnerships to address climate change as the United States regains its credibility as a world leader."

Colón has been working for the company Jasperi Consulting, which advises on public policies of science, environment and technology to higher education institutions and policy makers at the state and national level.

Colon has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brandeis University. She did her bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Puerto Rico.