Michelle Perez

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2018 to 2020
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I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Political Science at Universidad de las Americas (UDLA). Undoubtedly, one of my last work experiences as Advisor to the Vice Mayor of the city in the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (DMQ) (from 2014 to 2016) was the stage of greater influence and learning in the field of public policy. Within the development of my functions, I was able to be part of the management in change and progress of the city through the coordination of urban development projects that included collaborative work with all public institutions and a constant citizen participation in emblematic patrimonial neighborhoods of the city. I also developed proposals on resilient cities, rights of cyclists and pedestrians and especially the struggle for sexual harassment of women in spaces and public transport by collective support of public and private institutions. 

Personally, I consider myself to be an active listener with solid leadership and teamwork skills and with great capability for analysis and problem solving. I am constantly researching and contributing with new ideas in my environment. My desire to specialize in governance and public policy with a social focus sparked my interest in seeking coordinator positions for innovation projects. My goal is to be a professional who understands the theoretical and academic research part of the political, social and economic aspects that influence actual challenges in my community. 

Currently, I am part of Erasmus Mundus Program in ISS (Erasmus University) and I love this experience for sharing with people of almost 50 different nationalities.

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Last updated: January 8, 2019 - 10:58