Nuria Y. Ortiz-Vargas

Executive Director

Nuria Y. Ortiz-Vargas is the Executive Director of the Center for a New Economy. Nuria oversees the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund (“PRRF”), created by CNE after Hurricane María hit the island on September 2017. The PRRF focuses on three strategic and interrelated areas, including: addressing immediate humanitarian needs, advocating in San Juan and Washington DC, to ensure maximum federal support and efficient resource coordination, and proposing strategies for medium and long-term economic development.

Nuria was the Executive Director of Espacios Abiertos, a non-profit advocating for transparency and public accountability from its founding in 2014 until the Summer of 2017. She previously worked at CNE in various positions since 2010. Prior to joining CNE, she worked in the private, non-profit and government sectors in Puerto Rico.  Among them, she was Associate VP of Origination & Structuring at General Electric Commercial Finance Corp., and Fund Analyst at Grupo Guayacán, Inc., a non-profit corporation specializing in private equity fund-of-funds investments.

Nuria has a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and a M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics.  She holds a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico and is admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico.

Blog posts & Articles

De resilencia a resistencia

Scroll down for the English version Los desastres naturales mayormente destruyen, pero también generan nuevos vocabularios que incluyen un revoltijo de acrónimos, y toda clase de conceptos técnicos que los sobrevivientes tenemos que aprender y asimilar rápidamente, como el término ...
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Recent Events in Print

2018.07.12 La obligación impostergable de descolonizar a Puerto Rico El Nuevo Día 2018.06.27 Las estadísticas y el Tercer Sector - NOTICEL 2018.06.22 Con el liderato de una boricua, aumenta presencia de Open Society en PR - NOTICEL 2018.06.20 Presentan informe ...
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Puerto Rico: Black Start 2019

Scroll down for the English version El huracán María devastó el sistema de energía de Puerto Rico. Después de la tormenta, la isla esencialmente ha tenido que reactivar su sistema energético del equivalente de lo que en la industria se ...
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El informe del GAO

Scroll down for the English version Recientemente la Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) publicó un informe sobre la deuda de Puerto Rico. Los hallazgos principales del informe no deben sorprender a nadie. El GAO encuentra que la crisis fiscal de Puerto ...
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