Olimar Maisonet-Guzman is a 2011 Boren Fellow. She is in Brazil studying energy and hydro-power governance, with an emphasis on the role of social participation as a conflict awareness tool. Olimar is a member of the SustainUS delegation that will participate in the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Olimar is a 2009 Truman Scholar and a 2010 Truman-Albright Fellow at the State Department. She has interned at the White House Council on Environment Quality and has worked alongside environmental NGOs in Washington D.C. Before arriving to DC, Olimar was the captain of the Puerto Rico's Epee Fencing Team and traveled to Asia, Europe and Latin America. Olimar is interested in pursuing a PhD. in Political Economy. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.