Lisa María Sánchez Ortega – Drug Policy Director | México Unido contra la Delincuencia
Lisa holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po), a M.A. in Political Science from the University Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne) and a M.Sc. in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics. At present she serves México Unido contra la Delincuencia and Transform Drug Policy Foundation as Programme Director and is the Latin American “Associate Expert” of the LSE Ideas’ International Drug Policy Project. In previous years, she worked for the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States, the youth-lead organization Espolea, the International AIDS Society, and the Mexican Consulate in Paris, France. As an external consultant, Lisa has collaborated with the Mexico City Institute against Addictions, the University of Zacatecas, the Mexican Youth Institute, and the OAS, as part of the Scenario Team that wrote the hemispheric report “The Drug Problem in the Americas”. Lisa is also the author of several publications among which: “Ending the War on Drugs: How to Win the Debate in Latin America”, “Debating Drugs: How to Make the Case for Legal Regulation” and “National Assessment of Residential Treatment Services in Mexico”. She does policy analysis for Milenio TV in Mexico and is member of the Mexican Council of International Affairs, COMEXI.