María Constanza Castro Orduña holds a Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). She was awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Helmut-Schmidt scholarship to study at the Hertie School, where she focused on policy analysis and quantitative methods. During her master’s studies, she worked as a Research Assistant at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where she developed a set of indicators for the LATINNO database. Before coming to Berlin, she worked for over two years as the Head of the Conceptual Analysis Department at the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI) in Mexico. María Constanza is passionate about employing her quantitative skills to tackle public problems, particularly those which are security- and governance-related.
Master's thesis title
Estimating extreme levels of gender violence in Mexico: Femicide, an emerging typology