María Estelí Jarquín has focused her career on building bridges between academia and policy interfaces, mobilizing knowledge and scientific evidence in decision-making processes in Latin America. As an expert in Science Diplomacy, she has worked as a consultant for different United Nations agencies, has led the international strategy of the University of Costa Rica, and is a member of different networks such as UNESCO’s OWSD, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and AAAS-TWAS science diplomacy alumni. She has a master’s in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from University College London, and is a political scientist by background. She is the International Relations Coordinator at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), a Chevening Scholar of the UK Foreign Office and is part of different young leader’s forums including the WEF Global Shapers community. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on the institutional capacities for science diplomacy, legislative science advice, and on strategies to engage with scientific diasporas, among others.
María Estelí Jarquín
UKCEH International Relations Coordinator
Member of the Standing Committee for Outreach and Engagement 2022-2025