Braulio Quintero is currently a Ph.D candidate at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry . He obtained a B.S. and a M.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. He has worked as a research technician in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, for the Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, and in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Some of his research interests are in the politics and economics of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, economic modeling of energy systems, dynamics of economic systems and energy poverty of underserved communities.