Tuesday, October 5, 2010

International Environmental Policy Presentation

Who: Gilbert Castellanos, Environmental Scientist, EPA
What: Presentation
When: October 18, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Parrington Hall, Room 108 

Please join us for an interesting presentation about UN/NAFTA level international policy discussions. There will be opportunities to ask questions and meet with him 1-on-1.

Gilbert Castellanos is an Environmental Scientist at the Washington, DC offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Originally hired into the Federal Government by the US Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco, Gilbert joined the US EPA in 2002 through the EPA Intern Program.  During his 2-year internship, Gilbert worked in several different EPA offices and with the Department of Interior before taking his current position in 2004 at the Office of International Environmental Policy. 

His responsibilities over the last 4 years have focused on managing the EPA's engagement with multilateral and other international organizations, principally with the United Nations (UN). Recently, Gilbert took over new responsibilities for engaging Canada and Mexico on meeting our commitments to environmental provisions of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Gilbert graduated with honors in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley where he received simultaneous degrees from the College of Natural Resources in Environmental Sciences (B.S.) and the College of Letters and Science in Anthropology (B.A.). Originally from California, Gilbert has lived in Arlington, Virginia for the last 7 years.  He is an avid fisherman and enjoys mountain biking and photography.