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Maria Rodriguez
New Haven, United States
Mexican Foreign Service Officer (currently on a leave of absence) with 5+ years of experience in foreign policy, cultural and public diplomacy, event planning, electoral observation, political crisis prevention and Latin American Politics.
Multilingual professional seeking consultancy opportunities in sustainable development and Latin America with Multilateral Organizations and NGOs.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
After joining the Mexican Foreign Service in 2009, Maria served as Assistant Director at the Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. From 2012-2015, she was posted to the Consulate General of Mexico in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she worked as Head of the Cultural, Press and Education sections and was in charge of organizing cultural activities, managing education, science and technology cooperation programs, as well as of serving as media liaison for the Consulate. Her professional background also includes work with international organizations on areas such as electoral observation, political crisis prevention, and human rights monitoring in Latin American countries.
MA Candidate in Global Affairs from Yale University (Expected May 2017). She holds a Msc. in Comparative Politics (Latin America) from the London School of Economics (2008) and B.A. from Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico (2006). She graduated from the Mexican Diplomatic Academy Matias Romero Institute in 2010, where she completed a training course for incoming Mexican diplomats.
Affiliations and Achievements:
2015-2017 Recipient, Yale University Fellowship
2015-2017 Recipient, Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology Scholarship, Public Servants Scholarship Program.
Aug 2009 Joined the Mexican Foreign Service after having passed a nation-wide examination. One of the 30 new members chosen from a field of more than 2500 candidates.
2007-2008 Recipient, LSE-Abbey/Santander International Scholarship

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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