Alumna Klaudia Gonzalez-Martinez, CEU '03, Department of International Relations and European Studies

September 18, 2012

Klaudia Gonzalez-Martinez (IRES '03) is working to curb corruption and empower Mexico’s 5.4 million disabled citizens by leading the implementation of a new paradigm based on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “We are demanding that public institutions treat all citizens with a single standard and deliver programs equally,” says Gonzalez-Martinez, who graduated from CEU with an M.A. in international relations and European studies. After completing another M.A., in public administration at Western University in Canada, she took a job teaching at a private university in Mexico. Only one year after arriving, she was appointed to head the international relations department. And six months later, she became the youngest dean in the university’s history. Gonzalez-Martinez now heads the social and labor program for people with disabilities for the Organization of American States.