Join us to discuss the potential of science as a diplomatic tool with Dr. Frances Colón, 2012-2017 Deputy Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State. Dr. Colón will discuss her decade of science diplomacy work at the State Department around a pizza lunch. She has worked on scientific collaboration with Cuba, global advancement of women in science as well as climate change policy for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas. This talk is in partnership with "Global Women”, the "Fletcher Latin American Group” (FLAG) and the "Fletcher Energy and Environment Club” (FLEEC). Please find below for a quick biography and overview of her work.
"Dr. Frances Colón is the former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State (2012-2017). In this role she promoted integration of science and technology into foreign policy dialogues; global advancement of women in science; and innovation as a tool for economic growth around the world. In her role as a science diplomat, Dr. Colón led reengagement of scientific collaboration with Cuba and coordinated climate change policy for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas announced by President Obama. Dr. Colón is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, fellow of the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program and delegate to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Young Leaders Forum. She is recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Inspira Award and a Google Science Fair judge. In 2016, Dr. Colón was named one of the 20 most influential Latinos in technology. Dr. 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."