Rebecca O’Connor joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2015 and is a program associate in the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program. She has contributed to the program’s research on topics including US energy policy and its effects on Latin America, clean energy innovation, electric transportation, and the commodity price decline’s effects on the region. She has been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Mexico Energy and Business Magazine and Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale (ISPI). Rebecca also coordinates the program’s events and conferences in the US and throughout Latin America. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University, where she received her BA in International Relations and Spanish. Prior to joining the Dialogue, Rebecca worked at the Central American Refugee Center of New York and interned at the Council of the Americas and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.