Maria Cervantes Macias

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of British Columbia
Project Title: 
Every(ware) and nowhere: The future of work and skilled migration

Maria Esther Cervantes has a degree in International Relations from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico and a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a second year Ph.D. in Geography student at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation focuses on the ways in which immigration policies and education impact the choices of highly skilled migrants throughout their lives, shaping their understandings of citizenship and identity. This project contributes to the study of class and educational achievements in immigration and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the future of work. Maria Esther is a Researcher at the Latin American Open Data Initiative (Uruguay) where she has published several policy reports and articles related to migration, artificial intelligence, gender and data for development. Maria Esther has worked as a consultant in DistritoTec, the Urban Planning division of Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and as Helpdesk Manager of the Open Contracting Data Standard of the Open Contracting Partnership operated by the Center for Sustainable Development (Paraguay).