Claudia Sheinbaum

Born:June 24, 1962 (age 62)
Career:President-elect of Mexico, present
Head of government of Mexico City, 2018-2023
Delegational chief of Tlalpan, 2015-2017
Secretary of the environment of Mexico City, 2000-2006
Education:BS, MS, PhD, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo is an environmental engineer, politician, and president-elect of Mexico. She is the first woman and first Jewish person to be elected to that position.

Sheinbaum was born on June 24, 1962, in Mexico City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1989, a master's degree in 1994, and a Ph.D. in energy engineering in 1995, all from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

From 1995-2000 and 2006-2015, Sheinbaum was a faculty member and researcher at the Institute of Engineering at UNAM, authoring more than 100 articles and two books on energy, the environment, and sustainable development. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (of which she was a member) and former U.S. vice president Al Gore were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

In her political career, Sheinbaum has served as secretary of the environment of Mexico City from 2000 to 2006, delegational chief (mayor) of Tlalpan from 2015 to 2017, and the head of government (mayor) of Mexico City from 2018 to 2023.

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