María Rodríguez Domínguez is a career diplomat from Mexico. She holds a MSc in comparative politics from the London School of Economics, a BA in international relations from UDLAP in Mexico, and a certificate in political studies from Sciences Po Grenoble in France. 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. At Yale, Maria focuses her studies on international development cooperation and foreign policy-making. After completing her studies, she will resume her diplomatic career to continue serving her country abroad. Maria is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.