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Olimar Maisonet

Global Environmental Policy

Olimar Maisonet-Guzman is a 2011 Boren Fellow. She is in Brazil studying energy and hydro-power governance, with an emphasis on the role of social participation as a conflict awareness tool. Olimar is a member of the SustainUS delegation that will participate in the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Olimar is a 2009 Truman Scholar and a 2010 Truman-Albright Fellow at the State Department. She has interned at the White House Council on Environment Quality and has worked alongside environmental NGOs in Washington D.C. Before arriving to DC, Olimar was the captain of the Puerto Rico's Epee Fencing Team and traveled to Asia, Europe and Latin America. Olimar is interested in pursuing a PhD.  in Political Economy. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. <br /><br />She was born and raised in Puerto Rico.


M.A. Global Environmental Policy, American University; B.A. Political Science and Communications, University of Puerto Rico

Student Organizations
U.S. Global Water Strategy, supervised by Dr.  Ken Conca
Leadership Position Currently Held
Boren Fellow - NSEP, Truman Scholar 2009
Internships Currently/Previously Held
Truman-Albright Fellow - State Department, Intern - White House Council on Environmental Quality, International Policy Intern - Food and Water Watch - Intern - State Department New York,
Favorite Spot on Campus
SIS New Building - 3rd floor GEP Study Corner
Favorite Place in Washington DC
Meridian Hill Park and Mount Pleasant
Book Currently Reading
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Languages Spoken
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Contact Info

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See Also
AU Boren Winners
Is Hydropower the new Kobayashi Maru?
Food Security and Population Growth in the 21st Century