Frances Pimenta

Policy Advisor at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Policy Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Junior Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Frances Pimenta is on the third year of her career in the civil service, through Fast Stream graduate programme. Frances is currently working at Defra, developing policy to create a Circular Economy– seeking to boost sustainability through the reuse of resources through recycling and transformation.

Previously Frances has held posts at the Department for Transport and DFID, as well as traineeships at the European Commission and the European Central Bank. She is especially interested in environmental issues affecting and affected by economic development. Frances completed a MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford in 2013-14, where she specialised in ecosystem services assessments. She previously completed degrees in Philosophy and Public Policy at UCL and the LSE.