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Milena Mayorga

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States

Full Biography

President Nayib Bukele named Milena Mayorga Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States on September 23, 2020. Amb. Mayorga presented her credentials on December 15th, 2020.

Before arriving in Washington, Ambassador Mayorga served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador from 2018 to 2020. Throughout her time as a legislator Ambassador Mayorga was a member of the Committee on Children and Gender Equality, in both, the Legislative Assembly and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO). Moreover, Ambassador Mayorga was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 

Ambassador Mayorga is committed to the fight against corruption. During her time in Congress, she introduced an anti-corruption bill. Additionally, Ambassador Mayorga supported the creation of the Permanent Commission against Corruption, the creation of the International Commission against Impunity in El Salvador, and a Law for the Repatriation of Stolen or Evaded Capital. 

In regard to foreign relations, Ambassador Mayorga supported the creation of a Special Commission to Monitor the Situation of Salvadorans residing in the United States before the termination of Temporary Protected Status, a Law for the Exercise of the Vote from Abroad in the 2021 Salvadoran Legislative Election, a Reform of the Migration and Immigration legislation and Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Ambassador Mayorga has actively promoted women’s equity, health and environmental initiatives. Before assuming her position as Ambassador, she presented in Congress a bill to facilitate access to credit for women entrepreneurs and business owners, with a special focus on women who have been victims of domestic violence; additionally,  she presented a Law for the Comprehensive Care of Cancer Patients. In regard to promote awareness of environmental protection, Ambassador Mayorga presented the  first Law for the Prohibition of the Use of Polyethylene Plastic Bags and other initiatives to eliminate single-use plastic.

By last, Ambassador Mayorga voted during 2020 in favor of all the proposals by the government of President Nayib Bukele in terms of loans, fiscal and health measures related to COVID-19 to the protection of the population and vulnerable groups.

Ambassador Mayorga holds a degree in Communications, completed additional studies at Tulane University in Louisiana and earned a certificate in theology at the Institute For Theology By Extension (INSTE). Besides, Ambassador Mayorga has studies about Central American Integration by INCEP in Guatemala. Prior to entering Congress she developed a successful career in marketing and communications.

Ambassador Mayorga is married and has two children.