Director of Climate Affairs, Fundacion Ciudades Resilientes
Angélica Flores Rodríguez is a Chilean journalist specializing in science, climate activist and mentor, and political leader focused on climate public policies. She graduated in Journalism and Social Communication at Universidad Diego Portales and had extensive experience working for national newspapers such as El Mercurio and Las Últimas Noticias. As part of her teaching career, she became a university teacher, and become Academic Head of the Journalism School at Universidad de Las Américas. Since 2010, Angélica has been a part of NGO in GEA, where she became a board member and got involved in environmental education and reforestation in Indigenous communities. She is currently a collaborator at Fundación La Cuarta Ruta, where she fosters initiatives in sustainable businesses; part of the Fundación Ciudades Resilientes, working with disaster risk management, and training communities to adapt to climate risks such as heat waves and wildfires.
Angélica is also a leader and mentor for Climate Reality, an organization that recognized her as a Female Climate Champion in Chile, during the Women’s History Month of March 2022. Determined to make a difference, she joined the political party Evópoli (Evolución Política) in 2017. Due to her very active participation, Angélica was elected regional and general councilor for the party. There she was the founder and national coordinator of Evópoli Climate Action, coordinated local teams across most of the country, worked as a climate consultant for the party’s MPs, and pushed MPs and legislation in Chile in the pro-climate and environment direction.