Cecilia García is a human rights advocate with 10 years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Gender. As a founding member and former Gender Program Director of Espolea, a Mexican youth organization, Cecilia has participated in different initiatives to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people, to foster women’s empowerment and meaningful political participation, and to prevent gender-based violence through education and policy recommendations.

In May 2013, she received the Impact Award 2013 for her exceptional leadership and determination in the field of girls and women’s health, granted by the Impact Magazine and Population Services International. She is a Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program alumna and has served as social advisor for the Mexican National Institute of Women. In December 2014, she joined the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health where she participates as the Acting Chair of the recently approved, Adolescent and Youth Constituency.