About me

Fotografía: Camila Mata Lara.

I was born in Mexico City Metropolitan Zone, but I have lived in several places: Los Angeles, in the United States; Tejupilco, in Tierra Caliente, Mexico; Cuernavaca; and Mexico City before moving to London for my PhD.

When I studied for my BA Degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), I founded the Model UN Team at FES Acatlán, UNAM, I was Deputy Secretary General at the UNAM Model UN in 2011, and I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant in comparative politics, and a research assistant on legislative affairs.

From 2012 to 2013, I was head of the department of peace and civic culture in the Government of Morelos. I advised on crime prevention policy and civil culture in schools and worked on the first draft of the new Youth Law in the State.

From 2013 to 2015, I studied for my Master’s in Political Science at El Colegio de Mexico (Colmex). As a student, I was one of the founder representatives of the Student Society at Colmex. My first three research papers published later were school projects while I was studying.

From 2015 to 2018, I worked as an analyst and a Junior Researcher at the Belisario Dominguez Institute at the Mexican Senate. During those years, I published 20 reports on several issues, such as electoral reform, freedom of speech, public security, climate change and disaster management, among other topics. I chaired a national conference on violence and peace with the National Commission for Human Rights and Colmex. I also was a Teaching Fellow at UNAM for comparative politics, economic policy, and international relations theory.

In 2018, I was the advisor on legislative affairs for the upcoming budget undersecretary of Mexico’s national government for the 2019 National Budget. In 2019 I was the Director General for Legislative Liasion of the Secretariat of Economy in Mexico. During my term, the new United States, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) was approved by the Mexican Senate, and the projects for the secondary legislation on the treaty were drafted. Also, new food labelling regulations to tackle obesity were approved by Congress.

I was funded by the National Council of Science and Technology and Mexico’s Central Bank for my PhD Studies at the School of Security Studies at King’s College London. I have been a Graduate Teaching Assitant for International Relations Theory, International Political Economy of Production, Contemporary Security Studies, Climate and Capitalism, and Political Economy Approaches. Also, I have been elected twice as a National Union of Students delegate with a worker’s solidarity agenda. And I was president of the Mexican Students in the UK from 2019 to 2020.