Leticia Jauregui Casanueva
with Gabriela Enrigue
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Latin America, Mexico
Leticia Jauregui Casanueva 2008 Global Fellow
Develop an integrated method for directing remittances to income-generating projects for impoverished women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Leticia Mariana Jáuregui Casanueva was born and raised in Mexico city and received a BA in economics and a BA in international relations from the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de México. Leticia completed an MS in Community Development and an MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. She has presented her work on remittances and female micro enterprise development at the Wharton School of Business, the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, the Organization of American States and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, amongst others. She was named a 2009 Architect of the Future by the Waldzell Institute, and was a 2009 Latin America Finalist of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. In 2010, Leticia was selected as a StartingBloc Fellow (Boston) and a Cordes Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration, and received the Ted. K. Bradshaw Memorial Alumnus Award from UC Davis.