Known as “la Doctora” for her academic achievements, Claudia Sheinbaum is a physicist with a doctorate in energy engineering and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

On June 2, 2024, Sheinbaum became the first woman and the first Jewish person to be elected president of Mexico, winning around 60% of the vote.

Sheinbaum was born in Mexico City in 1962. Her maternal grandparents emigrated from Europe to escape the Holocaust.

She studied energy engineering at UC Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree before completing her doctorate at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Sheinbaum entered politics in 2000 as environment secretary of Mexico City, appointed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

In 2018, she became the first woman elected as mayor of Mexico City. She focused on improving security and public welfare.

With both Mexico and the US holding elections in 2024, Sheinbaum’s presidency will be crucial for immigration and border cooperation.

Claudia Sheinbaum aims to build a fair and prosperous Mexico, focusing on data-driven decisions and continued social welfare programs.