Technology and public innovation practitioners. A multidisciplinary team that envisions possibilities and narrows them down to practical solutions.
Cristina Martínez Pinto
Founder & CEO
Cristina is the Founder and CEO of the PIT Policy Lab. She has worked as a Digital Development Consultant at the World Bank, led C Minds' AI for Good Lab and co-founded Mexico's National AI Coalition IA2030Mx. Cristina holds a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Relations from the Tec de Monterrey. She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shapers community, a Fellow at The Day One Project Technology Policy Accelerator, and the youngest member sitting at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation Board of Advisors.
Constanza Gómez Mont
Founding Investor & Senior Advisor
Constanza is interested in achieving an inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution in developing countries. This led her to found and direct C Minds, an impact innovation agency. From C Minds, Constanza works with governments and institutions in the development of public policy and programs in the field of exponential technologies, seeking to enhance their benefits and mitigate their potential social risks in emerging economies.
Edgar Aparicio González
As an ExpertODS member, a professional network of SDG's practitioners, Edgar is committed to Mexico's advancement in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He has a bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master’s in Natural resource management from Universidad de Guadalajara. He has worked as an analyst, project manager, and independent consultant within the financial and social sectors. Moreover, Edgar is also an Economics Professor and has extensive experience conducting practical research in the fields of Digital Economy and Agrifood Systems.
Luz Elena González
Luz Elena specializes in International Development Cooperation with a focus in metropolitan cities and legislative advocacy. She is dedicated to advancing an ethical design of technology policy to create more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient cities in Latin America. She has worked as a consultant and project designer in the public sector. She has a B.A in International Relations from Tec de Monterrey, in Mexico.
Alejandra Glía Sánchez
Alejandra is a former collegiate swimmer and an internationalist with experience leading projects for nonprofits. As a swimmer, she represented Mexico City for six years and later the University of North Carolina at Asheville for four years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in International Studies and a double minor in Economics and German. She has worked with communities at the base of the pyramid in Mexico, Central America, the United States, and Africa. She works to make the tools, information, and resources necessary for people to reach their potential and live a dignified life accessible. She is an Institutional Relations Fellow at the Center for Binational Institutions, and initiative by the U.S. - Mexico Foundation.
Ana Regina Nájera
Comms & Projects Intern
Ana Regina is an International Relations student at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Last summer she was first introduced to policy design in a course and it immediately clicked as a career path. Ana Regina has experience working in the Population Council, where she has conducted research on sexual and reproductive health for both migrant and Mexican women. She hopes to expand her knowledge on technology policy with a focus on inclusion and sustainability in the LATAM region. .
Environmental and Smart Cities Consultant
Alejandra is a project manager and policy consultant specialized in climate policy and smart cities. Her experience at Deloitte Consulting and as representative of the Mexican Ministry of Environment in the United States proves her as a leader in international environmental management, project development, and policy making regarding global issues. She holds a BA in International Relations by the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master in Policy Management from Georgetown University.
Carlos Delgado Salas
Data Science Consultant
Telecommunications Engineer from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), with a Public Policy master's degree from Georgetown University (USA). Focused on data management, visualizations, and machine learning. Carlos has significant experience in the public sector and multilateral organizations (World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank).
Citizen Security Consultant
Mauricio is an expert in citizen security and technology, with more than ten years of experience working in international organizations, within the Mexican government and in the Latin America region. He is a member of the board of the Foretell program at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, and part of the United Nations Regional Experts Group for Public-Private Partnerships to combat trafficking in persons. He holds a Master in Public International Law from Leiden University and a BA in International Relations from UNAM.
Tech Policy & Gender Consultant
Laura Reyna is a problem solver with a strong passion for serving as a bridge between technology and public policy sectors with a gender perspective. She is the founder of Puentech, a policy Lab that works on shaping the future of the policy challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Laura has a background as a political scientist and internationalist and holds a PhD in Public Administration. She is currently studying Technology Policy at Cambridge University with the purpose to bring this knowledge back to Latin America.
Civic Technology + R&D Consultant
Saiph is the co-Founder and co-Director of the UNAM Civic Innovation Lab. Her research focuses on developing A.I. based tools to power a better future of work while fighting Techno-Authoritarianism. She was recognized as one of the 35 innovators under 35 by the MIT tech review. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from UNAM, and a masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC, Santa Barbara. She has worked at the University of Washington, Intel Labs, Microsoft Bing, and as a crowd research worker at Stanford.
Human Rights & Digital Activism Consultant
Elina Castillo is an expert feminist lawyer in human rights and public international law, committed to using her voice and skills to help build a more just and inclusive world. Elina combines her thematic expertise in human rights and digital activism with over 7 years of experience advising government, civil society and international organizations to develop public policies, manage projects, design advocacy and communication campaigns, and facilitate workshops and spaces for dialogue.
Learning Engineering Consultant
Gisse Peralta is a Latin American learnpreneur, founder of Aurora Lab: Laboratory of Learning, Education and Technology. She is a self taught Learning Engineer in training with a specialization in intersectional perspective of gender and sustainability. Gisse has more than 10 years working in the design and facilitation of learning experiences, educational narratives and technological development for government institutions, international corporations, social enterprises and startups.
Alejandra Bortoni Breña
Inclusive Design Consultant
Alejandra is a Designer by IBERO with an MDes on Inclusive Design by OCAD University and an Accessibility certification by WAI. She teaches Design at IBERO. She was Design Director at frog MX, Design & UX Discipline Manager at BBVA MX, and Project leader at Insitum. Alejandra has worked with user centered design for the creation of products, services and interactions, on different countries and for diverse industries. She is the co-founder and CEO of Openn, an inclusive design firm.
Regina Bortoni Breña
Regina is a Pedagogue by IBERO, with a specialization on Instructional Design. She is passionate for education in all its forms and design as a means to a good education. She has designed learning programs for the Centro Mexicano de Promoción Educativa, learning strategies courses for Claudina Thevenet school, and learning strategies for The Learning Club. She is co-founder and board member of Fundación Medere A.C. (Escala), where she was Academic and General Director. Regina worked as a Training Analyst for franchises at Kidzania where she designed the educational programs for all international employees.
Jorge Martin del Campo
Healthcare & Public Health Technology Consultant
Jorge Martin del Campo is a Physician, Public Health Practitioner, and Data Scientist highly passionate about implementing innovative technologies in healthcare and public health. Jorge is a health technology strategist with over six years of experience in providing advisory services to executive leadership at hospitals and health systems. He holds a Medical Doctorate from UNAM and a master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Researcher.
Carlos Vargas Alvarez
E-Gov and GovTech Consultant
Carlos has expertise in academy, private sector and public sector. He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from UNAM, a BA in Political Science from Warsaw University and he is close to defend a PhD from Tallinn University. Since his master studies, he has been specialised in e-Government. Later on, his practical work and research took him to the fields of public innovation, international digital diplomacy and Govtech. He has been actively collaborating in the creation and development of digital laws and digital projects for public good.
Data Intelligence Consultant
Andrea is an expert in data intelligence and innovation. She was Deputy General Director at the National Digital Strategy in Mexico, responsible for the Open Data national policy. She is a registered trainer for the Open Data Institute in the UK. She has over ten years of experience in the public sector and she currently works at OPI Analytics, a Mexican company dedicated to the development of machine learning solutions. She holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration and a Master's degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University (USA).
Public Innovation and Technology Consultant
Alberto Rodríguez is a Senior Program Manager working with the New Practice Lab and the PIT University Network at New America. He has spent the past six years working directly in digital technology and policy from different angles. He led a working group at the Beeck for Center Social Impact & Innovation, working with more than 20 senior digital government leaders to bring human-centered design techniques to public policy. Previously, he served as international advisor to the National Digital Strategy at the Office of the President in Mexico. He holds a master’s degree from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a degree in international relations from ITAM.
Financial Inclusion and 2030 Agenda Consultant
Mariana has a master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy from Tec de Monterrey, where she also holds a B.A. in International Relations. Likewise, she has studies in migration, governance, communication, and impact investment. She has more than five years of experience in Mexico’s Public Administration and was a Project Manager in the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP), where she led the Financial Inclusion Model. She is currently a consultant at the same United Nations agency. Recently, she was an independent candidate for the Local Congress in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Psychosocial Research Consultant
Miguel is a psychologist and data analyst specialized in interpreting computational methods from a psychosocial perspective. He has analyzed Guadalajara’s public transportation system and implemented interventions within a youth detention center. He has also collaborated with MIT’s Enterprise Forum, participating on a study dedicated to analyzing entrepreneurial ecosystems. Lastly, he has years of experience in utilizing applied neuroscience and developing research for a consultancy agency that integrates big data with social sciences, having provided healthcare services to over 200 people and assessed over 50 business and marketing strategies.