MPP Economic Policy (ANU)
BA International Studies (University of Guadalajara)
Economic policy; gender equality; international economic cooperation; political economy
Maria is a PhD scholar at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the Women in Social Economic Research Cluster.
She holds a Master of Public Policy in Economic Policy from the Australian National University as an Endeavour scholar, and a Bachelor of International Studies (1st in class) from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, with additional studies at the University of Oslo, Norway; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; and the University of Washington, USA. She brings a decade of experience in academia, NGOs, the private sector and diplomatic representations, having been Mexican youth delegate to the G20 during its Australian presidency (2014) and to the Pacific Alliance in Peru (2015).
Maria’s PhD research focuses on gender budgeting and gender impact assessments of economic policy, aiming to better identify and measure the effects that different policies may have not only on the economy, but also on gender equality, economic security and wellbeing.