De Sardon-Glass Fellows

2018-2019 Fellows

Ricardo Mena

Ricardo Mena Burgos

MPA candidate 

Country: Chile 

Ricardo holds a Master degree in Government and Society for Alberto Hurtado University. He has worked in difference public and international organizations, such as ILO, UNDP, and the Ministry of General Secretariat of the Presidency of Chile. He has also developed teaching work at the University of Santiago and Talca. Its main topics were aimed at the modernization of the state, transparency and public integrity, innovation, and solidarity and public policies. Currently, he is an EMPA student at the Maxwell School in Syracuse University. 

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Lucia Valentina Chuquillanqui

MAIR candiate 

Country: Peru 

Lucia is Political Scientist and specialist in human rights and gender. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Lima. She has worked fro the Direction of Finance for Sustainability at the World Wild Life Fund (WWF), promoting an optimal institutional and policy frame for gender equality in biodiversity conservation. She is also a 2017 Professional Fellow of the U.S. State Department in environmental sustainability and a 2018 Fellow of Georgetown's University Global Competitiveness Leadership Program. Lucia is co-founder and coordinator of Malquerida, an award-winning virtual project that empowers Peruvian women to write and share their stories and research.  

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Valeria Urbina 

PA/MAIR candidate

Country: Peru

Valeria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Prior to coming to The Maxwell School, she worked as a specialist for Peru´s Ministry of Culture, where her job focused on the implementation of the National Policy for the mainstreaming of the intercultural approach in public services at national level, in alliance with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She also worked as a consultant for the Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS) on strengthening of the MIDIS´s social programs management and articulation. Among her main interests are public administration, strategic planning, design and management of social projects, and the social and economic development in rural areas, particularly in the Amazon region. She believes that the Sardon-Glass fellowship is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in order to promote the implementation of effective socio-economic policies and programs to reduce inequality. 

Nicolas Soler

Nicolas Soler

MPA candidate 

Country: Argentina 

Nicolas obtained a law degree form the University of Buenos Aires and served as Deputy Attorney for the Secretary of Criminal Matters within the Argentinian Attorney General's Office. After graduating, he clerked as Deputy Court Officer at the Federal Court of Cassation for Criminal Matters and served as an advisor for the Chairman of the Criminal Legislation Committee of the National Congress. While in the executive branch, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Criminal Policy. In recent years, he served as Under Secretary of Relations with the Judiciary and Penitentiary Affairs, and as a member of the Council of Magistrates of the nation. In 2017, he obtained a Fulbright Scholarship within the Hubert Humphrey Program. 

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