A Dominican lawyer, graduated summa cum laude from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), was admitted to the California State Bar, accrediting him to practice his legal profession in that state in United States.
After passing a rigorous examination, the young Chadian Michelle Abreu Mañón was sworn in in the month of October by Judge Peter H. Kang, federal judge of the United States District Court in Northern California.
This action made Abreu Mañón one of the few Dominicans who obtained a law license in California, the most populous state in the United States, with almost 40 million inhabitants.
At just 29 years old, which he did on May 26, Abreu Mañón has three master’s degrees: one in “Energy and Clean Technologies” from the prestigious School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and two from the University of Buenos Aires , Argentina, where he obtained an “Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Energy” and “Administrative Law and Public Administration”.
Abreu Mañón was invested with honors in all the titles he received. In addition to her native language, Spanish, the young woman is fluent in English and French.
The lawyer worked in the electricity sector for nine years: first for the Dominican Corporation of State Electrical Companies (CDEEE) and then he moved to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), where he worked as an advisor on Energy Regulation and Clean Technology.
Daughter of lawyers Porfirio Abreu and Austria Mañón, she is the only one of the three children of the marriage who followed the careers of her parents. In 2020, after a highly competitive process, he benefited from the Fulbright Scholarship program, granted by the United States embassy, which allowed him to travel to California to study at the prestigious University of Berkeley.
After completing his studies, he served as an analyst for the regulatory agency that regulates privately owned public utilities in the state of California, including electricity, telecommunications, natural gas and water, (CPUC). . In that role he worked on new incentives and initiatives aimed at removing barriers to the adoption of new technologies in support of California’s climate goals.
Part of his work at the Ministry of Energy and Mines that he leads consists of giving advice and his experience about the various initiatives carried out by this institution for the institutional and regulatory reform of the country’s energy sector, which is in line with of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the insertion of new clean technologies that will allow the country to accelerate the energy transition process.