Lissy M. Giacomán
Event Co-Director
I am a senior at Yale University from Monterrey, Mexico, majoring in Economics.  I'm mainly interested on how social and economic inequality affects the development of Latin American countries.  In another life, I would've been a DJ or a professional soccer player.  I hope to welcome you soon to Convergencias 2012!

Ana T. del Toro
Event Co-Director
I am an international student hailing from Monterrey, Mexico and majoring in Economics and Political Science.  I am passionate about education reform and international development, and in my spare time enjoy cooking and reading detective novels.  This is a tremendously significant year for Mexico, and I am very excited for Convergencias 2012!

Celina Treviño

I am from Monterrey, Mexico, part of the first group of exchange students to be accepted at Yale University. I am an Economics major interested in finance, globalization and public policy. My interest in global affairs has led me to several APEC Summits in the past. As well, I have been involved in numerous leadership summits in my hometown and I am engaged in social community service as an English tutor. I am a passionate tennis player and have a special love for all types of desserts.

Ricardo González

I am an undergraduate studying economics in Tec de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. I am part of the Yale Visiting International Students Program so I'll be at Yale for the academic year. Welcome to Convergencias 2012!

Iris Cano

Hello! I am a senior from Mexicali, Baja California. I am majoring in Political Science and concentrating in Urban Studies. Welcome to Convergencias 2012!

Patty Gochicoa

I am an international student majoring in international business from Tec de Monterrey. I am originally from Tampico, but I currently study at Yale as part of the Y-VISP program. I am also passionate about the study of cognitive science, traveling and taking long walks at the beach.

Valeria Faggioni

I am from Guayaquil, Ecuador. I am a junior and my major is Economics. I currently live in Mexico and I love the country and its people.

Liz Cordova

I am from Saltillo, Coahuila and I am in the 3rd year of the International Business major. My biggest passions in life are traveling and dancing. I specialize in Mexican Folklore because the pride I feel when representing my Mexico is indescribable. So let's be proud of Mexico once more with Convergencias 2012!

Daniel del Bosque

I am a freshman intending to double major in Economics and Political Science. I was born in Monterrey, N.L. but lived in Culiacán, Sinaloa too.

José Antonio Mendoza
I am an International student from Chihuahua, Mexico, majoring in International Relations. I am especially interested in geopolitics and global intelligence, but also in elections and phonetics. Welcome to Convergencias 2012!

Public Outreach
Ana Cristina Alonso

I am from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. I am in my Junior year and my major is International Business. We hope you find Convergencias 2012 a source of inspiration for a better Mexico!

Diego Cuesy

I come from Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas and I am a senior majoring in International Relations. I am very happy for being in the brand new Yale Visiting International Students Program. I am interested in public policy and development. We are working very hard to make Convergencias 2012 the best Mexican students symposium in the region! Looking forward to meeting you all.

Murat Dagli
I am a sophomore at Yale University from the wonderful city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, majoring in Religious Studies and also doing the pre-med track. I am particularly interested in how Catholicism has made positive contributions to Mexican society and in the intersections of health and spirituality. Welcome and let's push Mexico forward with Convergencias 2012!

Social Chair
Aranza Martinez

I am a junior majoring in International Relations at Tec de Monterrey campus Mexico City. Since last semester I have been studying at Yale as part of the Y-VISP and I will graduate the next spring. I enjoy talks abouts Politics, organizing events such as Convergencias 2012 and doing social service. Some of  my main interests are Human Rights and Public Policies.

Adrian Godoy

I am a senior in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology department at Yale University who is very passionate about tropical medicine research as well as infectious diseases research. In the near future, I aspire to enroll in medical school in order to continue saving lives as well as impacting thousands of lives both domestically and abroad.

Graduate Students / Fellows
Juan Rebolledo

I am PhD candidate in Political Economy and will be graduating this May. I'm originally from Mexico City and have been working on the intersection of Economics and Politics since studying my undergraduate degree in Economics at ITAM.

Daniela Stevens

I am a Fox International Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. I am originally from San Luis Potosí. I’m carrying out the research for my Masters Degree thesis, which is called “Legislative Coalitions in Multiparty Presidential Systems: Comparing Mexico and Brazil. I’m interested in Comparative Politics, particularly in comparative institutional design in Latin America.

Paul Lagunes

I was born in Mexico City. I study urban corruption in Mexico and I am concluding a Ph.D. in Political Science.

Guillermo Valdés

I received my MD and MBA degrees from Tec de Monterrey, and currently I am a first year Psychiatry Resident at Yale. This year, Convergencias has a Health panel for the first time. I hope you enjoy it!

Luis Eduardo Zavala

I am Fellow and Visiting Professor at Yale University for the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Mac Millan Center. My home town is Monterrey and now I’m in my sabbatical doing research and expecting to publish a book: “Governance and Democratization: Challenges for Political, Economic and Civil Society Actors”. I’ll be teaching in the Yale College Seminar and Yale Summer Session: “International Human Rights and Politics”