Full Name
Federico Cintrón Moscoso
Job Title
Program Director
El Puente
Speaker Bio

Federico Cintrón-Moscoso is a Puerto Rican anthropologist, educator and climate justice activist. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Southampton (U.K.). He is currently the Program Director at El Puente—Latino Climate Action Network, a program that brings together environmental justice and community leaders to mobilize and educate around issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation. He represents El Puente in the Queremos Sol (We Want Sun) coalition, a cross-sector collaboration fighting for an energy path towards self-sufficiency and sustainability based on the use of solar energy, and the promotion of local ownership and economic progress while combating partisan political interference and systemic corruption. Dr. Cintrón also serves on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for the San Juan Bay National Estuary Program and is a member of the UNESCO Chair for Peace Education. For the past 18 years he has also been involved in youth development and applied research projects that combine arts, science and culture in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean and has served as an independent consultant on topics related to climate change and participatory resource management. He has taught at the University of Puerto Rico in the School of Education and the School of Social Work, as well as in the Women and Gender Studies Program. In 2015, he received the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists’ Praxis Award Honorary Mention for leading the public participation process of the El Yunque National Forest’s Plan Management revision. He is currently co-editing a forthcoming book on just transitions for Puerto Rico. Federico is passionate about photography and dedicates his spare time to documenting everyday life, cultural events and political resistance.

Federico Cintrón Moscoso