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Gretchen Sierra-Zorita was appointed Associate Director for Puerto Rico and the Territories at the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in 2021. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Sierra-Zorita was a principal at Polilvox787, a public affairs and communications consultancy.
Ms. Sierra-Zorita has worked tirelessly for over a decade identifying and advocating for public policy solutions to issues affecting Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories. Her work is grounded on extensive Federal government experience that included posts at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. House of Representatives. She has held leadership positions in multiple Latino, Puerto Rican and civil rights organizations.
Ms. Sierra-Zorita was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, and her M.P.A. from the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University. Together with her husband, she has raised three children in the Washington DC suburbs.