Class of 2021
Fernanda joins GHD after working at USAID/Mexico in the Justice and Citizen Security Office. Fernanda was a Project Management Specialist managing social reinsertion programs for youth in conflict with the law in Mexico. Working for USAID allowed her to understand assistance and development through the lens of the U.S. Government.
Previously, Fernanda worked at the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas as a Protection Officer. She managed the repatriation program of vulnerable Mexican immigrants; which included indigenous people, injured and ill, unaccompanied minors and material witnesses.
Having been an official for two governments has provided Fernanda with a unique understanding of the structural inadequacies in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations in the region. Her work experience has heightened her awareness of migration issues and sparked her desire to specialize in migration, refugees and humanitarian assistance during her time at Georgetown. This past summer, Fernanda collaborated with the UN International Organization for Migration working with the Camp Coordination and Camp Management area under the Preparedness and Response Division. She was a CCCM Information Management Intern supporting COVID-19 risk analysis work for camps and camp-like settings.
Fernanda holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico. She also studied abroad at Sciences Po Paris.