Jully Meriño Carela is former Director of the Women in Energy Program at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA. Jully joined in February 2016 as a Program Coordinator. She previously worked in the Office of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia, Ms. Meriño Carela worked in the labor and non-profit fields. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Women’s Studies and Political Science from Penn State University and a Master in Public Administration with a concentration on Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Ms. Meriño Carela is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Analytics from Columbia University's School of Professional Studies.