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Dr. Beatriz Cuartas

Senior Advisor for Workforce Engagement at the Office of Energy Justice & Equity, U.S. Department of Energy

Beatriz Cuartas

Dr. Cuartas is a public servant, social scientist, writer, speaker, volunteer, and mom. Currently, Beatriz serves as DOE Senior Advisor for Workforce Engagement at the office of Energy Justice & Equity (EJE). He role is to keep the workforce engaged (~ 175k employees that spans over the DOE, 17 labs, 4 plants, and several U.S. Embassies.) In her former NNSA role, she was the NGFP Federal Program manager, and MSIPP Interim Director. Her programs were critical to establishing a diverse talent pipeline to the DOE, totaling ~ $70 million, managing 25 consortia, and 70 fellows.

She also serves as DOE’s White House Liaison for Hispanic Economic & Educational Development Initiatives. Beatriz is committed to strengthening DOE’s workforce through diversity.

Accordingly, her portfolio focuses on engaging the DOE’s underserved populations to retain a labor force that is representative of America. In her federal career, she has served in numerous roles including CALDOE (Community for the Advancement of Latinos/as/x at DOE) President, Special Assistant to NNSA’s Chief-of-Staff, EPA’s National Policy Manager, and GAO/OIG liaison. During her tenure, she secured a Presidential Award for the NNSA by helping to raise the greatest CFC contributions. During her earlier career, Beatriz served in academia leadership roles. For instance, she led the Graduate School of Political Management as the Deputy Director and professor. Beatriz was also awarded the 1st ever Well-being Doctoral Fellowship at Mason’s Schar School of Government, Policy, and international relations. During her time at GW and Mason, Beatriz conducted significant well-being research. She collaborated with the Ecuadorian Embassy and the Well-being Department (Ministerio del Buen Vivir) to build a well-being measure/app for Ecuador. Prior to joining academia, she worked as an auditor at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, interned at the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Organization of American States. In sum, she has over 20 years of professional experience, 10+ years in leadership, & management (over 110 staff, thousands of university students, and 100+ government courses). She is also a published author of 2 American government textbooks (McGraw Hill and Norton). Most recently, Dr. Cuartas has attended Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership in their Executive Coaching program. She holds a Ph.D. from George Mason’s Schar School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, and a Masters in Comparative Political Systems from Sciences-Po-Aix, attaché Sorbonne. Still today, she continues to author and deliver talks on U.S. workforce demography, Latin politics, American Government, quality of life, wellbeing and mindfulness