Vicki Arroyo

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Vicki Arroyo is the executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center of Georgetown University Law Center where she is also a visiting professor. She oversees the Center’s work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising staff and student work on climate mitigation and adaptation at the state and federal level. She previously served at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, most recently as the Pew Center’s vice president for domestic policy and general counsel. She has recently been appointed to the TRB’s Executive Committee and is currently serving three-year terms on an advisory committee to the National Science Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of 77 Ph.D-granting research universities. She also serves on the editorial boards of the Climate Policy Journal and the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She holds a B.S. in biology, high honors, from Emory (double major in philosophy); a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard (top honors in program), and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Georgetown Law, where she was editor-in-chief of The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
  • Speaker PopTech 2012

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C.J. Huff and Vicki Arroyo on weather disasters

C.J. Huff and Vicki Arroyo on weather disasters

It’s hard for most of us to understand diasaster and resiliency quite the way C.J. Huff (PopTech 2012) does. He is the superintendent of Joplin Schools. He was also on the job on May 22, 2011, when the infamous tornado ripped through his home town. At PopTech 2012 Huff recently discussed the compelling resiliency in Joplin that followed the apocolyptic disaster.

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Additional speakers announced for PopTech Camden - including first ever female Olympic gold medalist for middleweight boxing!

Additional speakers announced for PopTech Camden - including first ever female Olympic gold medalist for middleweight boxing!

Claressa Shields stepped into the boxing ring at the London Olympics August 9th and fired off a series of sharp combinations that dumbfounded Russian Nadezda Torlopova and won her the first gold medal ever awarded for women’s middleweight boxing. At just 17, and with an incredible tale of personal resilience, she has risen to the top of the women’s boxing world in two short years, and is

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