Brune Poirson was born in Sept 1982 in Washignton DC. Originally from the Vaucluse (Southern France), she studied at the Political Institute of Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po. Aix), then at the London School of Economics and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She started her career in England where she worked for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. She moved on to work on innovation and development, first in India, then in the United States. She has worked in the public sector (French Development Agency – AFD), private sector (Veolia) and non-profit sector (NESTA).
On 18 June 2017, she was elected to France's Parliament (« Députée ») for the 3rd district of Vaucluse. Brune Poirson was named Secretary of State in the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition on 21 June 2017.
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