The curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. This proverb describes well who I am: I love learning, I love trying, and understand my failures as the beginning of a new life.
I have devoted most of my professional career to advance the agenda for international nutrition and health, particularly women's nutrition. Throughout the years, I have had multiple mentors and many brilliant colleagues with whom I have shared fun and deep conversations in laboratories, airports, buses, and -frequently- in the middle of nowhere.
Recently, I have begun to explore tech entrepreneurship as a means to advance social innovation and female leadership. My early assessment is positive and encouraging.
More than 100+ policy and peer-reviewed articles reflect my keen in interest in generating new knowledge, but I also enjoy the possibilities that writing blogs and similar publications bring. I have continuously served as speaker, as a public health advisor to the UN and other global organizations, and as a Board Member of local and international not-for-profit entities.
Educational and professional background
I hold a Doctorate of Sciences in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences, a Masters degree in Sciences as well as Masters studies in International Negotiation and Policy Making.
Prior to becoming an independent professional, I held the following positions:
Researcher in Medical Sciences. National Institute of Perinatology in Mexico City, Mexico;
- Visiting Scientist. Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Oakland, USA;
- Academic, Tenure. Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico;
Epidemiologist. The World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; and
Vice-President Global Technical Services. Nutrition International, in Ottawa, Canada.