Brianda Romero Castelán was born in Puebla, Mexico. At Yale, she seeks to attain a better understanding of the nexus between underdevelopment, violence, and human rights violations. She is interested in focusing her studies on the challenges multilateral organizations face in finding solutions to these problems, particularly in a context in which isolationist discourses have regained strength. Brianda graduated from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2017, where she studied a B.A. in international relations. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for the Mexican Mission to the United Nations and the Mexican Embassy in France; worked as a research assistant on Mexican foreign policy, Latin America, and human rights issues; completed an exchange program at Sciences Po Paris, and volunteered at ITAM’s Human Trafficking Clinic. Her honors thesis explored the international protection of contemporary slaves, analyzing how international mechanisms and laws regarding enslavement still fail to protect these victims, despite their evolution in the past century. Upon graduation, Brianda joined the Mexican Federal Administration. She served as an advisor to the Undersecretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, centering on Mexico’s role in regional organizations and integration mechanisms such as the Organization of American States, the Pacific Alliance, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. She later joined the Global Economic Intelligence Unit at the Ministry of Economy, where she took part in data-oriented projects aimed at promoting the economic development of her country. Brianda is a Fulbright-García Robles grantee.