Julia Fonteles

  • Global South

Julia is an associate on the RMI Climate Finance Access Network (CFNA). She contributes to CFAN’s thought leadership work by performing research and analysis on the energy sector challenges and opportunities faced by small island development states.

Julia previously worked for RMI’s Strategy team, providing research and analysis on the energy transition.


Julia joined RMI after obtaining her graduate degree in International Economics, specializing in Energy, Resources, and Environment. While pursuing her degree, Julia worked as a research analyst at Inspiratia. Her responsibilities included writing research briefs on renewable energy trends. For three years, Julia was a regular contributor to the Brazilian digital newspaper Poder360, focusing on the intersection of public policy and climate change in Brazil and abroad.


MA, International Relations and Economics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

AES University Innovation Challenge Competition Prize

BA, Economics and International Affairs, The George Washington University


Washington, D.C.