Jolisa Brooks

Speeches Shim

Jolisa Brooks
Special Advisor

Jolisa Brooks is a Foreign Service Officer and currently serves as Special Advisor in the Office of the Administrator. She is 1st-Vice President of the USAID Harry T. Moore Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) and chairs the Agency’s Environmental Equity and Justice Advisory Board.

Jolisa previously served as the Dominican Republic’s Regional Environmental Officer and Climate Integration Lead where she provided strategic oversight to technical offices in order to maximize environmental benefits and achieve sustainable economic and social development outcomes. She served in the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean where she contributed to the Regional Sustainable Development team as a biodiversity and climate advisor and in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security as a Climate Adaptation advisor.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility sphere. Jolisa has worked on foreign policy as a Legislative Fellow in the US. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and designed environmental access to justice pilot programs for the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Health and the Environment. Jolisa is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Theory and Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Environment, where she focused on energy sovereignty. Jolisa is the co-founder of the US Embassy Santo Domingo Council on Equity and Intercultural Affairs (CEIA).

Last updated: December 17, 2021

Share This Page