Caroline D’Angelo serves as the deputy director for the Department’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative, and as the program lead for the U.S. Department of State’s Air Quality Monitoring program. In her role, she guides U.S. embassies and consulates on a wide range of sustainability initiatives, from smart metering to renewable energy financing options to effective sustainability communications methods. She develops innovative new partnerships, programs, and initiatives with US government agencies, foreign governments, and universities. She joined the State Department in 2013 as a Presidential Management Fellow. She was detailed to the White House Council on Environmental Quality under two Administrations, and undertook short-term assignments in Brasilia and Lima as an economics officer covering the environmental portfolio.
Prior to the State Department, she worked for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, developing and managing the Center’s award-winning e-books division, and the Wharton School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership as a staff writer and editor. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s in environmental sustainability from the University of Pennsylvania. After a research trip to Sri Lanka and India, she co-founded wH2O: The Journal of Gender & Water, an open-access journal on global water and women's issues, for which she served as editor-in-chief and remains on the board. She is a former wilderness guide and musician, and loves to revisit those two former lives by playing music outside. Follow her on Twitter @carolineoutside.