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Mariana Deschamps

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Scholar Mariana Deschamps from University of Chicago Scholars 2019-2020.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Cultural Development, Ministry of Culture


Mariana Deschamps is a policy professional with experience working in a variety of government positions to empower communities across Mexico. During her tenure with the Ministry of Education, she was part of the team implementing reforms designed to create career paths for more than 1.2 million teachers in Mexico based on merit, and helped with the development and implementation of a new curriculum that reached more than 25 million students across 200,000 schools. In her most recent role at the Ministry of Culture, she was responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of new cultural policies aimed at expanding equal access to culture, promoting community involvement in cultural and artistic activities, as well as developing new cultural industries using technology and digital applications.

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