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  2nd International Conference  

    Irvine, CA  |  May 11-12, 2017   


Paloma H. González


Paloma Gonzalez is a career diplomat for the United States Department of State. She is currently
serving as the Consul for political and economic affairs at the Consulate General of the United
States in Recife. Born in California and passionate about the environment, she helped collaborate
in the field of renewable energy and climate change with Northeast Brazil. In March 2016, she
led the Pernambuco delegation on a mission to California focused on learning about renewable
energy and efficiency in energy projects.

Paloma also collaborated with the arrival of three energy experts for the region, as well as
making numerous presentations on the subject of collaboration between the United States and
Brazil in the climate change sector.

Prior to Recife, she served in Bogota, Colombia where she
assisted with the development of a Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Ethnic and Racial
Discrimination and Promote Equality.

She also served in Tijuana, Mexico, as a Consular Officer  and in Washington D.C. as Staff Assistant for the Assistant Secretary of Western Hemisphere Affairs. From 2013-214, she was the Secretary for the Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) and continues to be an active member.

Paloma has a B.A. in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and a M.S. in Foreign
Service from Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese