Karina Blanco Ochoa
London School of Economics and Political Science - United Kingdom
Twitter : kari_blanco8a
She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), in Guadalajara, Mexico and she is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Development Studies in the London School of Economics and Political Science, in the UK. She has broad experience working in different governmental departments at local and regional levels. Before joining LSE, she worked at the Under-Secretariat of Planning and Evaluation of Jalisco State Government, where she coordinated Guadalajara’s metropolitan agenda along with technical cooperation with international organizations such as the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Furthermore, she was very involved in the coordination of Jalisco's Subnational Pilot Programme for Open Government, where she collaborated to consolidate a Local Technical Secretary for Open Government. She also has had international experience including being a member of the Mexican Delegation to the G20 Youth Summit, Youth- 20 Summit, held in Turkey in 2015; an internship at the Permanent Mexican Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and an academic exchange at the Political Science Faculty at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona.