UCF’s Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives (GPII) cordially invites you to a discussion of science, diplomacy and policymaking, featuring Dr. Frances Colón. Dr. Colón is currently a member of the White House Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and formerly served as Deputy Adviser on Science and Technology to the U.S. Secretary of State. She has represented the U.S. at global climate change and environmental conferences and summits and is an advocate for the global advancement of women in science.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
TIME 2:00 – 3:30PM
Student Union, Garden Key Meeting Room 221
Dr. Frances Colón
Dr. Frances Colón is currently a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She is also the senior director for International Climate Policy at Center for American Progress, where she leads a program to drive international ambition and action to meet global climate mitigation and adaptation goals. Colón formerly served as Deputy Adviser on Science and Technology to the U.S. Secretary of State. She also was formerly Science and Environmental Policy Adviser for the Western Hemisphere. At State, she promoted integration of science and technology into foreign policy dialogues, global advancement of women in science, and climate policy for former President Barack Obama’s Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas. Colón earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2004 from Brandeis University and her B.S. in biology in 1997 from the University of Puerto Rico. Colón was a 2019 Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government fellow, a city of Miami Climate Resilience Committee member, and a 2020 Yale-OpEd Project Public Voices on the Climate Crisis fellow. She is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, and she co-chairs the academies’ Global Science Diplomacy Roundtable. (https://www.americanprogress.org/people/colon-frances/)