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María Calderón

Staff Assistant Intern, Mexico Institute

María Calderón is a Staff Assistant Intern for the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center.

Full Biography

Prior to joining the Mexico Institute, María was a Research Assistant for Georgetown Law´s Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA), where she specialized in Mexico´s Investor State Dispute System (ISDS) framework and institutions. She also has extensive experience in legal translation projects and was a monthly columnist for Página Uno.

For several years, María served as a Legal Associate and Project Manager at a Mexican boutique law firm's administrative and regulatory law practice in Mexico City. She oversaw planning and implementation of environmental, energy, and food labelling public policy initiatives at Mexico's federal and local levels. She also has previous experience in Corporate and M&A law. At Universidad Panamericana she was an Assistant Professor on Philosophy of Law and Law and Art.

As a merit scholar, she holds a master’s degree in International Legal Studies (LL.M.) from Georgetown University. She pursued her Law degree (summa cum laude) from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.