Notre Dame University



Victoria B. Huerta, MA Candidate

Victoria B. Huerta R. graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in International Affairs, specializing in International Economy, from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, in Mexico. Between 2006 and 2007 she traveled as an exchange student to the École de Management in Lyon, France, taking courses in the European Studies and International Management area. The great fascination that she has for the Middle East led her in 2009 to publish the book Diversification of Mexico’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East. From October 2007 until June 2010 she worked as the general coordinator of the Political Business Institute at her hometown, acting as a link between the governmental institutions, the business men and women, and the people in need. This experience brought her close to the demands and requirements of the people that live in the city and in the outskirts, so her attention was drawn to the great need for viable alternatives that can fulfill the expectations of those living under poor, marginal or adverse conditions. In September 2010 she was accepted at the Masters program in Economic Development and International Cooperation at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. In order to carry on her degree, she obtained a full Excellence Scholarship from the Mexican government. Along with her advisor, in 2012 she will be publishing a chapter of a book regarding the Lebanese emigration to Puebla, Mexico from 1880 to 1910, as an incipient transnational process. She is currently working on her thesis on the topic, focusing on the way this group has participated in the different stages of economic, social and cultural development of the city of Puebla.