We are so excited to welcome Marcos Marrero to The Springfield Institute and the region.
Born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico, Marcos comes to us with some extraordinary experience in economic development, urbanism and sustainability policy. He has served the Governor of Puerto Rico as Deputy Advisor on Federal Affairs, Energy and Climate Change, working on a broad range of issues–from the economy to the environment to Puerto Rican identity and culture. Most recently he served as the Chief of Staff of the New York City Energy Policy Office, where he oversaw the City’s clean energy plans. Marcos has also served many organizations as a policy and project consultant, including the Habitat for Humanity Latin America headquarters in Costa Rica, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Honduras Garifuna legislative caucus and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company.
Marcos’ equally impressive wife, Wanda Colón, will be continuing her career at Baystate Hospital as a second year resident in internal medicine. Wanda also holds a Masters in Public Health and is passionate about primary care and community medicine.
Marcos’ perspectives will begin to populate these pages starting this week (have you signed up for email alerts at the top right?). And we’re already developing promising projects that leverage Marcos’ talents. If you are aware of groups looking for technical assistance or capacity-building (more explanation here), you can contact Marcos directly. And here’s a video of him at the Nuestras Raices farm.