Bárbara Díaz graduated in 2011 from a Mayor of International Relations (with Minor in International Organizations and in International Trade), with Cum Laude academic distinction, from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City, Guatemala. While studying, she attended to the Model of the Organization of American States (MOAS) in Washington D.C., which gave her some perspective about the integration of the region and its activities.
From 2009 to 2011 she worked in the international firm “UNO Trade Strategy Advisors” for the Central American region, an international firm that advises companies in different parts of the world in trade matters and WTO issues, especially trade remedies, market access and bilateral trade agreement negotiation procedures, which are complex themes that have direct impact in the region.
Since 2014, she has been working as a Trade Policy Advisor in the Vice-Ministerial Office of Integration and International Trade of the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala. Among several activities, she is in charge of policy compliance and strategic planning, as well as to coordinate the meetings of the National Council for Exports Promotion, Investment and Competitiveness. Recently, she was designated as part of the Guatemalan Delegation for the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and South Korea, as a Negotiator for the Cooperation scheme.
(Last update: September 2015)