Lilia Elizabeth
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Rojas is Director of International Affairs in Ecuador’s Coordinating Ministry for Strategic Sectors. She coordinates, prepares, and negotiates proposals to obtain international cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, water resources, and telecommunications. She also coordinates the Ministry’s relations with different countries, multilateral organizations, international cooperation agencies, and foreign companies that are interested in investing in Ecuadorian strategic sectors. She previously worked as the Manager of Bilateral Relations with Brazil in Ecuador’s Ministry of International Affairs. She earned a degree in business administration from Universidad del Azuay, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the Pacific, and a master’s degree in international business from ESC Rennes School of Business. During her year at the University of Minnesota, Ms. Rojas plans to acquire knowledge about environmental policies, their implementation, and innovative financial mechanisms for environmentally sustainable projects. Upon her return to Ecuador, she plans to design specific environmental policies and strategies and create environmental governance models, compliance indicators, and regulation proposals.