We’re excited to share with you another SIPA student story. Here’s our second student story of the year, featuring a talented young woman from Mexico. We hope that you will enjoy learning more about our fantastic students!
Rebeca Moreno Jiménez, MPA ’15, is concentrating in economic and political development with a specialization in international media, advocacy, and communications at SIPA. Rebeca is a Fulbright Scholar from Ensenada, Mexico. She worked for five years as a communications and public information assistant at the World Bank, Mexico City field office. Prior to her work at the World Bank, she collaborated as an intern at the United Nations International Trade Center in Geneva and at the Embassy of Mexico in the U.S. (Washington D.C.). She was also a research intern for the Mexican Federal Ministry of Social Development, at its Oportunidades Program. Her work experience has made her passionate for finding solutions to socioeconomic and political issues in developing countries.
At SIPA, she is focusing her studies in information and communications technology (ICT) policy, specifically applied to development, peacebuilding and humanitarian affairs projects. Part of her post-graduate career plan is to work for an organization that supports the inclusion of technologies in projects that aim to help vulnerable communities to build development and peace. This past summer, Rebeca collaborated with GAPS Centre for Governance, Peace and Security based in Kampala, Uganda where she supported the design of the national early warning system for the prevention of violence and genocide in Uganda, which included an SMS-GIS component. As part of her extracurricular activities at SIPA, she is the communications co-chair of the Latin American Student Association (LASA) and the departmental research assistant for Professor George Gray-Molina’s course in Politics of Policymaking. During her free time, she assists her fellow World Economic Forum “Global Shapers” colleagues from the Mexico City Hub to organize their monthly activities.
We look forward to Rebeca’s second year at SIPA!