Fátima Ávila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). She worked at the Federal Commission on Regulatory Improvement at the Mexican Ministry of Economic Affairs for three years, where she contributed to the design, implementation and monitoring of several federal programmes. She also took part in joint initiatives with the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Commission of Superior Courts among other actors. Additionally, she worked as a national security analyst for a private consultancy. She has experience in the private, public and academic sectors. At the Hertie School, she did pro bono work at WEbuilding (a non-profit organisation), worked as a Research Assistant for the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), and led the Hertie América Latina Club.
Master’s thesis title
Fighting violence against women in politics through the revision and adjustment of ethics regimes in the legislative branch: The case of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies