COUNTRY DIRECTOR, GUATEMALA
Mauricio holds master’s degrees in labor law and development, environment and society. He worked for almost 10 years in public administration as a lawyer in the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) and other environmental entities of the Guatemalan government. He was a legal advisor to the ministry of agriculture regarding cattle raising and feeding in Guatemala in 2016. He also worked for six months in the Animal Welfare Unit as an HSI legal consultant and he was a legal advisor for the issuance of the Regulation of the Animal Protection and Welfare Law. He was in charge of the first cases based on the country’s Animal Protection and Welfare Law. He joined HSI as the organization’s Guatemala country director in January 2018.