Juan Carlos Salamanca is a Fulbright Scholar born in Mexico City. Before coming to Yale, he worked as a lawyer at a boutique law firm specialized on personal data protection and ICTs law. There, he provided consulting services to large companies in the health, transportation, education, and data analytics sectors. Previously, Juan Carlos worked at a consulting firm, where he advised governments and multinational companies on international trade and foreign investment. He offered political analyses of Mexico’s NAFTA/USMCA talks with the U.S. and Canada and of other relevant trade conflicts. Simultaneously, he worked as an independent consultant on trade for a group of NGOs, advising them on their strategy to push their agenda in NAFTA’s renegotiation. He graduated with a B.A. in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2016 with highest honors. His thesis about the impact of Big Data on the right to privacy was recognized as the best of its program by the Ex ITAM Research Award. At ITAM, he was editor-in-chief of the student journal “El Supuesto” and co-founder of the cultural magazine “El Obelisco”. At Yale, Juan Carlos intends to study how new information technologies have impacted societies and the global community. He is convinced that good policymaking and multilateral collaboration are essential for a future where technology works in favor of democratic values. He also has a passion for audiovisual communications and intends to explore how new media formats can be used to better express ideas in journalism.