Oxford Alumni Mexico Association
St Antony's, 2008
Manolo is a government affairs and public policy professional with over 10 years' experience in the public sector. He has held positions in the Mexican Senate, the Foreign and Education Ministries, the Presidential Office, and worked on various political campaigns. Manolo currently advises foreign companies from various industries (defence, tech) interested in the Mexican market and maintains a keen interest in education, politics and international affairs.
Manolo earned his MSc in Latin American Studies at St Antony's in 2009. During his time at Oxford, he played football and rowed for his College. Prior to that, he lived in London for three years, where he studied International Relations at the London School of Economics. Manolo is fluent in Spanish and English, as well as German and French.
In his second term as President*, Manolo aims to relaunch the Association's in-person activities after the pandemic and consolidate our community.
*Manolo was President of the Association from 2011 to 2012.
Christ Church, 2013
Luke has over five years of experience working in infrastructure finance. Luke currently works in Mexico City as a senior associate for Astris Finance, a boutique M&A and debt advisor focused on energy and infrastructure across Latin America. Prior to joining Astris, Luke worked at DC Advisory in the City of London for three years, working on transactions across Europe. Luke is passionate about investment in renewables and long-life infrastructure projects within the Latin American market.
Luke studied Russian and Portuguese at Christ Church between 2013-2017. During that time, he earned two half-blues in water polo and was part of the triathlon club. He also spent time living in Russia and Brazil as part of his year abroad. Luke is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Russian, Portuguese, and German.
As secretary, Luke aims to build out the network to ensure close collaboration between all alumni associated with Mexico and encourage more Mexicans to apply to Oxford. Luke also wishes to expand the social calendar and the mentoring programme.
St Antony's, 2018
Victoria is originally from Guadalajara and is currently based in Mexico City. For the past seven years, she has worked as a researcher for InSight Crime, an international think tank studying organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. There, she has participated in various investigative projects on corruption, conflict, violent non-state actors, and illicit markets and has conducted fieldwork in different parts of Mexico, Honduras, and Colombia. Moreover, she has collaborated with the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies, the Urban Violence Network, and Direct Action International. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and German.
Victoria obtained her master's degree in Sociology from the University of Oxford and her bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Development from the University of Sussex. At both universities, she was a part of the committees of the respective Mexican Students' Societies.
Krizia has 15 years of experience working in the innovation, diplomacy and public policy sector in the United States, UK and Mexico. She was in charge of opening the first Innovation Unit abroad at the Mexican Consulate in Boston in 2012. A year later, she studied a Master of Science in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford with a Chevening Scholarship. After her time at Oxford, she spent two years in Silicon Valley working in technology and migration issues, and also as the founding team of the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network in the US. In 2017, she joined the British Embassy in Mexico as Head of Innovation, Science and Newton Fund. Krizia is currently a Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager for Google in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. society.
St Antony's, 2018
Jorge is from and based in Mexico City. Committed to improving public service, he has spent the last three years working in the Executive Secretariat of the National Anti-corruption System, where he is responsible for anti-corruption public policy design as well as capacity-building and communication strategies. Before attending Oxford, he was appointed as a policy specialist in the Mexican ministry of education, where he took part in the development of the national agenda on initial teacher training, and the English language teaching programme.
Jorge obtained his master's degree in Comparative and International Education (MSc) from the University of Oxford and his bachelor's degree in Politics and Public Administration from El Colegio de Mexico. He is passionate about Russian literature, Scottish whisky, and basketball.