María Rodríguez Domínguez is a career diplomat from Mexico. She holds a Msc. in comparative politics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in international relations from UDLAP in Mexico. After joining the Mexican Foreign Service in 2009, Maria served as Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. Later, she was the head of the Cultural, Press and Education sections at the Consulate General of Mexico in São Paulo, Brazil. She organized more than 40 cultural activities, managed education, science and technology cooperation programs, and served as media liaison for the Consulate. At Yale, Maria focused her studies on international development, particularly on gender equality and global health. She is passionate about the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and served as co-chair of Yale's Second Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America in March 2017. She was also vice president of the Yale Mexican Student Association. After graduation, she plans to resume her diplomatic career to continue serving her country abroad. Maria is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.