Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, Founding Member of National Puerto Rican Agenda, Appointed to Key Position by Biden-Harris Administration

It is with immense pride that we congratulate Ms. Sierra-Zorita on her appointment to Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

We applaud President Joe Biden and Intergovernmental Affairs Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez on an outstanding choice to represent their administration in this pivotal role. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs focuses on building and maintaining vital relationships with governors, tribal leaders, mayors, state legislators, and county executives. Puerto Rico and all of the United States territories will benefit from Sierra-Zorita’s policy expertise, experiences and commitment to inclusivity.

As a founding member of NPRA, Sierra-Zorita served as Director of Communications and Spokesperson on the organization’s Executive Board. The National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA) was created as a nonpartisan alliance of stateside organizations, elected officials, community leaders, and citizen volunteers. Born out of a collective desire to strengthen our capacity and elevate our impact in addressing Puerto Rico’s extended economic crisis and promoting Puerto Rican political and civic participation in Puerto Rico and the United States, NPRA brings together a rich tapestry of advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local levels.

Nilda Ruiz, President of NPRA noted “Gretchen exemplifies the mission of NPRA. She is a true force for progress and has tirelessly advocated for public policies that ensure Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans are part of a national conversation. We are absolutely going to miss Gretchen at NPRA, but are very excited for what she will offer the Administration, Puerto Rico and Territories!”

We wish Gretchen and the administration great success and look forward to supporting their efforts in any way we can.

To read the official press release from the Natural Resources Committee Chair, Raúl M. Grijalva click here.