Alumni Profiles


Juan Pablo Hoffmaister '07

Independent Researcher

Juan Pable HoffmaisterHome country: Costa Rica
Current career: Independent Researcher; Adaptation Committee, GRULAC Member; Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN
Graduate program: MSc, ecosystems and governance, University of Stockholm; Watson Fellow
Senior project: Climate Change in the International Legal System: Exploring Solutions to Addressing Climate Change Post-2012
Internship: United Nations University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica

After a year-long Watson Fellowship spent traveling the world and conducting research on community response to climate change, Juan enrolled in a graduate program in ecosystems and governance at the Stockholm Resilience Center, University of Stockholm. He spent much of 2009 in Mozambique on a research project and currently works as a climate change adaptation specialist and adviser. He was also one of the founders of COA's Earth In Brackets. (Photo credit: IISD ENB Services)

What do you want to make sure people know about COA?
I found COA to be a place for people ready to engage with their peers, community and world.