OUR Staff

James Bacchus



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
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.