Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A.
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BA, University of Colorado, International Affairs, 2014

MA, King’s College London, UK Public Policy, 2015 (with Merit)


Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A., Manager with B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), assists consortia in reaching and exceeding their institutional goals in policy advocacy, public outreach, product stewardship, and testing and compliance.  Ms. Botelho offers BCCM clients the significant experience she gained as manager of a national medical science research and policy consortium, with a demonstrated excellence in synthesizing and communicating effective advocacy messages in her work with academic, global health, and science institutions.  Ms. Botelho holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Kings College London, is fully trilingual (English, French, and Portuguese), and has experience working with government agencies in the U.S., Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Ms. Botelho’s administrative and management support services include organizing and administrating conferences and annual meetings, managing budgets, leading membership recruitment, and building consensus on strategic goals.  She also tracks pertinent regulatory issues, alerting consortium members promptly of relevant industry or government developments, and assists in the preparation of comments submitted to government agencies.

Ms. Botelho’s career prior to joining BCCM  included work with the United Nations (UN) Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, the University of Colorado, and the World Health Organization (WHO).  During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Botelho interned for U.S. Senator Mark Udall (Colorado).

Representative Engagements:

  • Prepared comments on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) proposed rule to ensure efficacy and clarify industry questions and concerns.
  • Presented and participated in conferences focused on biobased innovations and the circular economy.
  • Represented consortia at meetings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss industry concerns related to older Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments of certain chemicals.
  • Provided expertise and project management support to a consortium interested in updates to the Joint Food Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Experts Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) monograph updates.
  • Organized and prepared slides for an educational webinar on EPA’s Metals Framework under TSCA.

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