Aaron Spencer joined 100 Resilient Cities from the U.S. Department of State, where he served as a senior program officer advising on economic and climate-related initiatives. Aaron spearheaded implementation of regional and bilateral environmental programs across the Western Hemisphere and led an effort to design and streamline grants management and administrative procedures for three bureaus in the Department. With international professional and academic experience in France, Costa Rica, Chile, and Guatemala, Aaron assisted local and international environmental organizations with conservation efforts and economic development. Prior to his international work, Aaron served as a Presidential Management Fellow, and worked in program management and communications for two federal agencies. Aaron also served as a Teach for America corps. member and taught bilingual elementary education in San Jose, California.
Aaron holds a Master of Arts in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Arts in recreation services and French from Western Washington University. Aaron received an elementary teaching credential with an emphasis in culture, language and diversity from San Jose State University. Aaron is professionally fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.