Frances Colón, was selected to be a Member of the Board of Directors at of Grupo Guayacán Inc. Frances is a woman of many talents, in addition to her role as Membership Chair in UPRAA’s Board of Directors, she is also the Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, founding board member of Cenadores PR. She is also a Puerto Rican scientist, advocate, policy leader. We congratulate Frances on her new role! About Dr. Frances Colón: Frances is the Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State where she promotes integration of science and technology into foreign policy dialogues; global advancement of women in science; and innovation as a tool for economic growth around the world. In her role as a science diplomat, Frances has overseen the creation of the Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science and coordinated climate change policy for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas announced by President Obama. Her first steps in diplomacy were in the Muslim world, enhancing K-12 science and math education cooperation. Her most recent adventures have her developing avenues for collaboration between scientists in the United States and Cuba. Dr. Colón is founding board member of Cenadores PR, a non-profit that harnesses the connections and expertise of the Puerto Rican diaspora to empower civil society on the island of Puerto Rico. She is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, fellow of the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program and delegate to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Young Leaders Forum. She is recipient of the ConPRmetidos 2015 Ideas x Puerto Rico Award and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Inspira Award. Colón earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2004 from Brandeis University and her B.S. in Biology in 1997 from the University of Puerto Rico where her passion for science was sparked as an undergraduate researcher.
About Grupo Guayacan
Grupo Guayacán, Inc. (GGI) is a private sector driven non-profit organization. Our vision is to lead in building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that develops global entrepreneurs and global ventures to be an engine of economic and social value creation in Puerto Rico. Our mission is to foster, promote and develop a vibrant market for private equity in Puerto Rico together with a rapidly growing community of global entrepreneurs and global venture