Jacqueline Sanchez serves as Energy & Sustainability Policy Associate at the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla, California, where she focuses on energy and sustainability policy development issues with countries in Latin America. Jacqueline has actively participated in climate change and renewable energy endeavors including being part of the U.S. Department of Energy and APEC program: “Women Empowerment in the Renewable Energy Sector” where she was amongst the 13 finalists and travelled to Singapore to join the final phase of the program; becoming a Climate Reality Leader for Al Gore’s Initiative: The Climate Reality Project; and participating in California’s Governor’s: Global Climate Action Summit.
Prior to joining the Institute of the Americas, she worked for the British government as Senior Trade and Investment Officer leading the Renewable Energy and Environment sectors working at the Embassy in Mexico City as well as an assignment for 5 months at the Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
Jacqueline holds two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Accounting with concentration in International Business from New Mexico State University (NMSU) and an MBA from Mexico’s Institute of Technology (ITAM) in Mexico City. Her postgraduate education includes a diploma in Project Management from ITAM and a certificate in Economics for Foreign Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Ms. Sanchez has several years of experience in international business development covering different sectors and she has a broad knowledge of the U.S., U.K., Mexico and other markets in Latin America. Jacqueline has worked, lived and studied in the U.S., Mexico, France, and Ecuador, and speaks Spanish, English and French.