Isabella Suarez is the strategic engagement coordinator for the Global Commission on Adaptation.
Isabella Suarez is the strategic engagement coordinator for the Global Commission on Adaptation. She first joined WRI as the commission's research intern, and now supports the team with the identification and pursuit of opportunities to engage stakeholders for the mainstreaming of climate adaptation through research and advocacy, outreach and scaling-up efforts. Born and raised in the Philippines, her career focus is on the threat of climate change on energy security in developing countries.
Prior to joining WRI, Isabella's professional experiences were largely in strategic and sustainable development at the nexus of climate change, energy and global security. She has worked as a researcher and consultant at organizations such as UN Women, UN Counter-terrorism Executive Directorate, the Advanced Energy Group, and TransAsia Oil and Gas. She was also a co-founder of NinoNino Co, a United Nations and Asian Development Bank-funded social enterprise that connects urban poor communities to markets and clientele.
Isabella holds an M.S. in Global Affairs with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Policy from New York University, as well as a B.S. in Legal Management from one of her country’s top universities.