The House of the University of California in Mexico is committed to the social welfare, health care and safety of our academics, students and all of us who are part of the UC community, we have promptly addressed the recommendations and measures implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Mexico in the face of the health contingency of COVID-19 to contain the contagion and spread of the virus.
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Mexican Network of UC Alumni


Hello UC!

I am Michael Drake, president of the University of California. This is a happy homecoming for me. I am excited to be here again. I was president of UC Irvine for nine years and prior to that, I led UC’s health affairs endeavor and spent three decades as a professor and associate dean at UCSF. And in the beginning, I was a medical student at UCSF. I am proud of my roots at UC, and I am deeply honored now to lead the university known worldwide for excellence, accessibility, and leadership on so many critical issues. From helping first-generation college students earn their degrees, to fighting climate change, to leading the way in the fight against COVID-19. The University of California continues to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and public service.

This is a challenging period for the world, for our nation, and for all of us at UC. And, working with you, I will do my best to support the university community for times to come.

As our nation works to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing protocols mean that we will continue to work to find creative ways to connect with you over the next several months. I look forward to hearing and learning about the opportunities and issues we face, and collaborating with all of you as we progress through college. As we navigate these extraordinary times, we must strive to be our best and hold fast to our most important values. I will continue to maintain an open line of communication with the UC community, and I look forward to our joint work.

I want to thank our students, faculty, and staff for all they have done over the past few months to stay on track and keep us running in the best possible way. I look forward to getting started and working with all of you to advance our great university.

Stay strong, stay good, and Fiat Lux!

Michael V. Drake
President of the University of California


UCMX Alliance Director

Isabel Studer has had a unique career combining positions in government, academia, and civil society. She was Director of Strategic Alliances in Latin America and Executive Director for Mexico and Central America at The Nature Conservancy. Isabel founded the Global Institute for Sustainability and was the leader of Energy and Corporate Sustainability at the EGADE business school at Tecnológico de Monterrey. In the Mexican government, she held high-level positions in the International Development Cooperation Agency and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of the Environment and Natural Resources. She was also the Director of Research for the Commission on Labor Cooperation (CLC) in Washington, DC.

Senior Fellow of the Arsht Rockefeller Resilience Center of the Atlantic Council, she is currently President of the Board of the Mexican Climate Initiative and member of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Center (World Environment Center or WEC), the Advisory Board of Experts in Sustainability of the Dow Chemical Company (SEAC), and president of the Climate Committee of the Mexico Water Advisory Council.

Dr. Studer, recipient of a Fulbright and Ford Scholar, has been recognized with the 2020 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni award and twice by Forbes magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico.” She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from El Colegio de México.