Paulina Ortega joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2018 and was a Communications Coordinator with the Migration, Remittances and Development Program.
Prior to joining the Dialogue, Paulina worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). Paulina has studied and interned in Colombia and France. She speaks Spanish, English and French.
Paulina earned a BA in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and a MS in Foreign Service with a concentration in international development from Georgetown University. She also holds a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Crises from the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.
This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Family remittances have great potential to reduce poverty and foster development. For Guatemalans, remittances are an important source of income. With more than one…