Josefa González Blanco Ortiz

Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources

@Josefa_GBOMJosefa received her masters from the University of Berkley in Transformative Art. Then graduated from the University Anáhauc in México with a degree in Law. In her career, she has worked as the Administrate Secretary of the Postgraduate Law and Comparative Legal Systems in the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). In England, she was part of the diverse ecological organizations and cultural local projects, as well as internationally.  In Chiapas, she has dedicated her time to project of conservation, safety, and reintroduction of Los Aluxes de Palenque National Park with an intense reforestation program. Her most successful program was the first program to free release of the Scarlet Macaw, which was extinct for more than 70 years. Today there is a population of 114 individuals that live in the wild. Josefa has accomplished this with other species, such as crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, and monkeys. In 2017, she was nominated by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be part of his cabinet, heading the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.