OUR Staff

James Bacchus

Director

 james.bacchus@ucf.edu

James Bacchus is Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity of the University of Central Florida. He was a founding judge and was twice the Chairman – the chief judge – of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. He is a former Member of the Congress of the United States, from Florida, and he served on the High-Level Advisory Panel to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Professor Bacchus is the author of the books Trade and Freedom (London: Cameron May, 2004) and The Willing World: Shaping and Sharing a Sustainable Global Prosperity (London: Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is engaged in numerous innovative and  collaborative efforts worldwide to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals on the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

 

Alexandra Ramirez

Administrative Assistant

alexandra.ramirez@ucf.edu

Alexandra Ramirez
Alexandra Ramirez is the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO). Ms. Ramirez’s responsibilities include office management and coordinating logistics, which helps keep GEEO organized and up-to-date. Her background in healthcare includes formal work experience and volunteering at hospitals, private practices, and residential care homes. Ms. Ramirez specializes in diversity and multiculturalism in order to promote inclusion for the University of Central Florida (UCF). Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Administration and supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a personal emphasis on goals 3, 4, 5, 10, and 17.

Please contact Ms. Ramirez for more information about how to get involved with GEEO.

 

geeo interns

Claudia Chardón Torres

Sustainable Development Outreach Intern

geeointerns@ucf.edu

Claudia Chardón Torres is a Sustainable Development Outreach intern for the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO). She is a junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and is minoring in Global Sociology and International Business. Ms. Chardón Torres’s specific areas of study are Behavioral and Social Sciences and Health. She is a member of the UCF student chapters of the United Nations Association and the Puerto Rican Student Association. Her personal interests includes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a dual Master of Public Administration/Ph.D. in Public Affairs in the University of Central Florida.

 

Britani Rice

Web and Media Intern

geeointerns@ucf.edu

Britani Rice is the Web and Media Intern for the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is a Junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies. She is a member of Project Spotlight and participates in intramural sports on campus. Her research interests include sea turtle habitats, marine conservation, and ecological restoration. She has a personal interest in the Sustainable Development Goals 10, 13, 14 and 17. Upon graduation she plans on pursuing a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management. Rice is a student of American Sign Language (ASL).