Eliot worked in the renewable energy sector where he developed a technical background in waste to energy technology, patenting strategy and international energy markets. He co-authored a proprietary report on plasma arc technology with a team of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. He has lived and worked in Asia where he studied at the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), the world's top ranked Mandarin training center. His experience is complemented by his research in international environmental policy and law, and grant writing for environmental non-profit organizations. Eliot graduated as a Regents Scholar, summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a BA in Global Studies.
Andrea has extensive experience managing multi-million dollar sales contracts for renewable energy technologies throughout Latin America. She also consulted for private sector clients in various Central American countries and co-authored competitiveness studies for the United States Department of State. Through her work in the region she has developed a strong and valuable industry network and the ability to successfully navigate complex business development issues in various Central and South American countries. Andrea is originally from Colombia, speaks fluent Spanish, has a BBA in Finance and a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and an MPIA in International Environmental and Energy Management from the University of California, San Diego.
Lila is a lawyer and obtained her degree from the Instituto Técnico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in México. Her legal specialty is in Mexican Telecommunications markets and market competition (monopoly and oligopoly regulation). She designed and implemented the organizational communication strategy for the National Institute of Criminal Science. She also worked in a think tank where she managed project development, implemented large-scale research programs and was in charge of financing for the organization. She has extensive experience with Latin American governments, politics, and legal systems and their relation to the private sector. Throughout her career Lila has developed a network of regional leaders in the energy sector. Currently she is doing research on the Mexican and Brazilian sustainable energy markets. She speaks English, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
Feliz has worked with companies across the gamut of clean tech--from nanotechology to solar power--to create actionable business opportunities around the world by leveraging unique product advantages and identifying favorable regulatory conditions in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Feliz has used her expertise to manage the clean tech international business development program for the State of Washington, promote investment in sustainable businesses with the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. and to shape markets for low-carbon technologies in the United States by researching and advising on carbon policy impacting commercial transactions and economic development for government and private clients. Feliz has a BA in International Politics from Pomona College in Claremont, California and an MPIA in Quantitative Environmental Policy Analysis from the University of California, San Diego.