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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, School of Foreign Service, May 2011
Master of Arts in German and European Studies, magna cum laude, 3.9/4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, 4.0/4.0 GPA                       

current positions
THE ARCTIC INSTITUTE                        
Founder and Executive Director, Aug. 2011 - present
  • Recruit and coordinate a team of experts and young professionals, recruit and supervise interns and other staff.
  • Research and publish policy memos, reports and op-eds on the development of natural resources, especially hydrocarbon resources and rare earth minerals, in the Arctic region.
  • Research and develop future Arctic shipping scenarios for traffic along the Northern and Transpolar Sea Route
  • Conception, development and continued management of a major project on infrastructure, security, and development in the five Arctic coastal states and Iceland.
  • Designed, developed, and programmed the web presence of The Arctic Institute and developed and implemented a social media strategy which resulted in 30,000 unique visitors per month within twelve months.

Energy Consultant, April 2012 - present
  • Researched and wrote energy dossiers about twelve Caribbean nations (Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago) totaling more than 650 pages and 125,000 words.
  • Researched and wrote Suriname Energy Sector Note informing the IDB’s 2017-2022 country strategy.
  • Acquire relevant energy production and consumption data and construct energy flows for Caribbean nations
  • Describe and analyze the current and historical institutional and regulatory frameworks of the energy sector in the Caribbean nations, with particular attention to the hydrocarbon and electricity sub-sectors.
  • Provide a detailed analysis of the regulatory agencies, examination of the institutions involved in the energy sector's policy process, analysis of the current regulatory framework, description of the electricity sub-sector including regulations, institutions, companies and other actors involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.
  • Produce detailed energy databases summarizing the consumption and production patterns of energy for the Caribbean region.
  • Construct graphical representations (energy matrices) to display primary and secondary energy production, commercial balances, energy transformation and final consumption by source and economic sector.
  • Identify regulatory incentives for the development of renewables sources in the electricity sector.
  • Drafted an Economic and Social Work (ESW) Proposal to explore infrastructure development, spatial planning and cumulative risk assessment around large mineral investments  in the Latin American and Caribbean countries.
  • Collected and reviewed past literature of conceptual frameworks on mining, mining and mineral data, and infrastructure in LAC.