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Our Team

We are a multidisciplinary team committed to the betterment of the binational relationship between Mexico and the United States.


Cristina Martínez Pinto

Program Lead

Cristina Martínez Pinto is the Founder and CEO of the PIT Policy Lab, working at the intersection of Public Interest Technology and agile policymaking. 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.


Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández 

Senior Fellow

Gerónimo, has over 20 years of experience in senior government positions under five Mexican presidents in the areas of finance, trade, national security and diplomacy. Most recently, he served as Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States. In that position, he played a prominent role in the negotiation of the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA).He previously served as Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADB), Deputy Secretary for Governance and Homeland Security, member of the National Security Council’s Executive Committee and, in the Foreign Ministry, as Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean and Under Secretary for North America. In the latter capacity, he coordinated day-to-day trilateral and bilateral affairs with the United States and Canada. He also led negotiations for the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America (SPP) – prelude to the present day North American Leaders Summit. 


Alejandra Glía Sánchez G.

Program Assistant

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.


Enrique Perret

USMF Director

Enrique has a history of deep commitment to the bilateral relationship. He worked as a public official in Mexico, always focused on leading government commitments and business development strategies between both countries. Before joining the U.S.- Mexico Foundation, he worked as the Director for North America at ProMéxico for over 10 years. He has held leadership roles in several non-profit institutions, including Board President of Enseña por México, an organization dedicated to leadership development and promotion of better education. Enrique has a Bachelor's Degree in International Trade from Tec de Monterrey and a Master's Degree in Economics and Government from Universidad Anáhuac. 


Guillermo J. Garcia-Sanchez

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr. Garcia Sanchez is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law. His research and teaching focus on the international legal architecture that regulates global economic regimes, with an emphasis on investor-state dispute resolution, energy, and U.S.-Mexico relations. A central feature of his work is the study of the institutional capacities that shape how executive branches engage with international legal institutions. Dr. Garcia Sanchez received a B.A. in Law, with honors, and a B.A. in International Relations from ITAM University in Mexico. He also holds a Doctorate in Judicial Sciences (S.J.D.) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Professor Garcia Sanchez is a Non-Resident Fellow of the CBI, a member of the Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs, the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. 

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