María José Ramírez Rosaslanda is an MPP candidate at the Jackson School of Global Affairs and a Fulbright scholar. Before coming to Yale, she was a public servant at the Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretariat for more than three years. As an advisor to the Chief of Staff, she reported on migration trends in Central America and monitored the political situation in Latin America. She also helped to organize the Annual Meeting of Mexican Ambassadors and Consuls. Later, as director of Agreements for the Secretary, she directed a team to develop economic intelligence documents and built relationships with businesspeople and international organizations to open investment opportunities in Mexico. Previously, she interned at the Women’s International Affairs Division of the Foreign Affairs Secretariat and the Department of Protection for Mexicans in the General Consulate of Mexico in Atlanta. María José holds a BA in international relations from El Colegio de México. She was a visiting student at Harvard University and attended summer courses at FU Berlin, Tsukuba University in Japan, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. In 2019, while in the process of writing her undergraduate thesis on the concept of violence against women within the UN system, she represented the Mexican youth in the engagement group for the G20, negotiating policies on the Future of Work and Environment that included a gender perspective. At Yale, she works on deepening her quantitative skills to develop evidence-based and multistakeholder policies in her interest areas: development, gender justice, and migration.