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Arturo Parra

Political Scientist and Master in Public Administration Candidate 

Work History

Apr 2011Aug 2014

Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, Utah

Consular Officer. Protection and Legal Affairs department.

-Established coordination with US government institutions based in the State of Utah and Wyoming, facilitating the exercise of consular functions referred in the Vienna Convention, the Bilateral Convention and all other applicable treaties and laws. 

-Co-developed a program designed to assist Mexican Nationals who reside in Mexico and are entitled to receive child support benefits in the US, from spouse or father, allowing them to claim those earned benefits in Mexico.

-Provided legal assistance and advising to Mexican Nationals living in the State of Utah and Wyoming on criminal, civil, immigration and human rights issues.

-Successfully directed and concluded the “Programa Ex-braceros”, which stipulated that braceros, Mexican agricultural laborers legally brought to U.S. between 1942-1964, can receive up to USD $ 3,500.00 as a compensation for the 10% mandatory deductions taken from their pay by the Mexican government. The program compensated more than 50 former braceros in the State of Utah and Wyoming.

-Researched and wrote official letters, regional economic and political briefs for the Consul of Mexico.

-Translated documents from English to Spanish and vice-versa.

May 2009Aug 2010

General Consulate of Mexico in Austin, Texas


-Collaborated with U.S. based institutions and NGO's to provide social work services and implement programs that included educational services for Mexican Nationals in prison, domestic violence seminars, and preventive health services for the Latino Community.

-Assisted the Administration Department in budgeting and financial management, administering payroll, overseeing licenses and agreements, and providing fund account reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Mexico). EXTRACURRICULARS, HONORS AND AWARDS


Nov 2014Feb 2016

Master of Science in Public Administration (MPA)

Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

Specialization in International and European Governance

Relevant Courses: Research Methods, Research Design, Public Organisation and Policy Theory, Public Institutions, 

Aug 2006Dec 2010

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Government and Political Science

The University of Texas at Austin, United States of America 

Inducted to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2007 (Honor Association)

University Honor Roll 2006-2009

Served as the Vice President of the Spanish Club in 2009

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Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

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Microsoft Office 

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