Luz María de la Mora is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she supports the Center’s Mexico work. From December 2018 to October 2022, she served as undersecretary of foreign trade in the Mexican Secretariat of Economy. She was previously assistant undersecretary for economic relations and international cooperation in the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and assistant undersecretary for international trade negotiations in the Mexican Secretariat of Economy.

De la Mora previously served as the representative of the Mexican Secretariat of Economy to the European Union and as an alternative representative of Mexico to the Latin American Integration Association. She served as economic counselor at the embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, and was part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating team. She was a NAFTA chapter nineteen panelist and consultant with the advisory committee of the Latin America division of the World Bank.

In the academic field, de la Mora was a visiting researcher at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and at the Center for US-Mexico Studies of the University of California at San Diego. She was an affiliate professor in the International Studies Division of Mexico’s Center for Economic Research and Teaching and is the author of the book Apertura con Reciprocidad as well as numerous articles on trade policy.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from El Colegio de México, a master’s degree in international political economy from Carleton University, and a PhD in political science from Yale University. She was a Fulbright scholar, a recipient of an award from the Canadian government, and a fellow with Mexico’s national council of science and technology.