Yamel Sarquis is a Public Policy Manager in the Emerging Markets team at Access Partnership, focusing on the Latin American region. She has significant experience in data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, content moderation, and Internet governance.
Before joining Access, Ms Sarquis worked as a Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a leading technology policy think-tank in the U.S., and Tech Congress. She also served as a Senior Account Executive for Public Affairs at the Edelman Washington D.C. and Mexico offices, supporting tech clients in a plethora of issues.
In her career as a public official, she worked in the Office of International Affairs of the President of the Republic, as well as in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), namely in the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), and the Embassy of Mexico to the United Kingdom. Likewise, Yamel collaborated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office in Mexico.
She serves as a member of both the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI) and the “Digital Economy” working group of C26 +, an independent group of leaders from North America that seeks to promote competitiveness between governments and the private sector. Yamel is also a permanent volunteer in the Comedor Santa María Fundraising Committee, a civil association dedicated to feeding more than 10,000 Mexican children living in extreme poverty.
Ms Sarquis has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico) and a Master’s in Communication and Technology from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), where she served as Co-President of the Georgetown University Graduate Association of Mexican Students (GUGAMS). She was born in CDMX.
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