M.A. Student – Class of 2021

I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. During a brief stint in business school I quickly became aware that my interests remained elsewhere. This realization led me to obtain a degree in International Relations. In 2015, while doing an internship at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, in the midst of the negotiation process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other foundational documents of the current International Development Architecture (Paris, Addis Ababa and Sendai), the path my life was about to take was presenting itself before me. Six months later I was back in New York as a full-time diplomatic adviser. Less than two years later, after negotiating countless UN resolutions and with the great satisfaction of having been part of the Mexican team that cofacilitated the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, I continued my journey at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, where, as Director for International Fora, I was tasked with coordinating the role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation.

My work has led me to some of the most eye-opening places on Earth. Whether in the recondite coastal towns of El Salvador or in the streets of Tehran, I have found that poverty and inequality share the same face; we are all bearing the burden of keeping afloat a one-sided political system which favors disproportionately those with economic power. Through the M.A. in Global Thought program, I aim to focus my research not on the why, but on the how, to achieve a progressive political and economic agenda which not only contests the disastrous effects of unabashed, unbridled capitalism but sets humanity towards a path of progress and shared prosperity. I look forward to a world where the agendas of developed and developing countries are aligned in the fight against climate change and the vindication of the most pressing social causes. Ultimately, I believe this will be the “right” side of history.