Consultant in Ciudad de México, México
Atenea Rosado-Viurques, born in Mexico City, is an educator, activist and public policy enthusiast. She holds a MA graduate degree from the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. She graduated with honors in Pedagogy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Atenea completed the International Baccalaureate at The Mahindra United World College of India, and has conducted research at Arhus University, Denmark, sponsored by the Danish Government and focusing on collective memory and peace education. Her work has been published by the American Friends Service Committee, the World Bank and UNAM. Atenea has delivered conferences at Brown University, University of Colorado-Boulder, El Colegio de Mexico and the National Pedagogical University of Mexico among others. Her areas of specialization are Peace and Human Rights Education, Non-Formal Education, Innovation in Education, and Public Policy on Education.
She also has extensive experience in various non governmental organizations on issues of citizenship. She currently serves as the president of Fundación Ala Izquierda, which promotes the principles of social and economic equality. She has represented Mexico in the creation of the Post 2015 Agenda for Latin America and has participated in the drafting of the Security Act of Childcare Facilities “5 de Junio” and the Youth Law, both to have national level impact in her home country.
During 2013, she was and advisor to the state government of Colima (Mexico) and the federal government of Haiti in collaboration with The American Friends Service Committee. By joining a strong intellectual and social background, she daily works to be a community and academic leader for teachers, educators and schools.