Hali McKinley Lester

Hali is the Engagement Intern for P4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Initiative. P4G brings together business, government, and civic organizations to incubate and accelerate innovative public-private partnerships in five key areas: food/agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. Hali supports the development and implementation of P4G’s overall engagement strategy.

Prior to joining P4G, Hali interned at the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Embassy in Peru, focusing on issues of immigration, political instability, and sustainable development. She also worked as a fellow for the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, where she promoted civic engagement. After her internship with P4G, Hali will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil.

Hali holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and History with minors in Sustainability Studies and Spanish from the University of Florida. She conducted research about human rights abuses of indigenous populations forced into rubber extraction in the Peruvian Amazon.

In her free time, Hali enjoys running, reading, spending time at the beach, and traveling.