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About Luis

Luis currently works at the UNFCCC Secretariat working on helping developing countries build their capacity as they battle climate change.

Luis was previously the Enhancing the Field Director at the Environmental Grantmakers Association. He was responsible for leading efforts to expand and encourage sustainable and inclusive practices throughout philanthropy, encourage asset movement strategies among foundations and facilitate collaboration with other sectors outside of environmental philanthropy. Previously, Luis was the Hispanic Initiative Director at Junior Achievement of New York, where he led the planning and implementation of a the first effort to infuse diversity into the organization’s business model through creating an advisory council made up by high-profile Latino leaders in New York City.

As Associate Director at the Global Youth Action Network, Luis consistently advocated for creating safe spaces for youth participation at all levels of decision-making by creating partnerships with a variety of international development agencies.  He specifically led the organization’s work in promoting youth participation at environmental policy processes such as the UN Commission on Sustainable Development following the Johannesburg Summit.

Luis has also worked with governments such as the regional government of Nuevo Leon in Mexico and the National Assembly of Wales, non-governmental organizations such as the Open Society Institute (OSI), and UN agencies such as the UNDP Regional Center in Bangkok and UNDP Guyana.

Luis is also the co-founder and task force member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a UNAIDS and UNFPA-supported alliance of young people working to battle the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Luis has a BS (Cum Laude) in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University (USA), and graduate coursework from the Inter-American Institute for Social Development, University of Ghent (Belgium), Charles University (Czech Republic) and the University of Bolzano (Italy).


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