Luncheon with Cinco de Mayo Network in Puebla


Thursday, August 18


Learn about the objectives and priorities for the Cinco de Mayo Social Club and explore opportunities to strengthen the collaboration between UC Merced and Puebla, particularly between business leaders and universities as partners in promoting Puebla as an education hub and Cinco de Mayo as a celebration to better connect Puebla and the US.

Build on UC Alianza MX’s “Latinos and Mexico” initiative to set a foundation for future cultural activities including a presentation of Dr. David Hayes Bautista’s Cinco de Mayo book as well as foster and promote CA/MX student exchanges.

  • On Thursday August 18, 2022 the University of California Merced delegation met with entrepreneurs of the 5 de Mayo Social Club in Puebla to discuss opportunities to have greater exchanges with the University of California. The Luncheon was attended by various stakeholders from diverse sectors with and special guests that included the Secretary of Economy for Puebla, Olivia Salomón, and Silvio Gonzalez, Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy, US Embassy Mexico.
Participants from Puebla
  • Olivia Salomón, Minister of the Economy, Puebla
  • Mariana Muñoz Couto, Managing Partner, Uriarte Talavera
  • Alejandro Cañedo Priesca, Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism of the Municipality of Puebla, Government of Puebla
  • Cristina Sanchez, Secretary General, Mexico Incluyente
  • Gregory Camacho, Director of Development, Africam Safari
  • Patricia Vazquez, Professor
  • Pedro Cabanias, General Director of As Media & owner of the TV channel Imagen Puebla
  • Luis González-Arenal, Founding President, Red de Ciudades del Aprendizaje de Mexico
  • Alejandra Montiel, Director of International Affairs of the Ministry of Economy of Puebla
  • Bianca Camacho, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Africam
  • Pedro Ramos, President of the Moles Fair at LAX and the Zaragoza Awards
  • Raymundo Perroni, Former Director of Museo Papalote Puebla and representative of the State Government in the filming of the Cinco de Mayo Film
  • Arturo Ortiz Núñez, General Director of Birth Group and President of the Association of Creative Companies of the State of Puebla
Participants from the US Embassy in México
  • Silvio Gonzalez, Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy
  • Araceli Partearroyo, Senior Academic Affairs Specialist, US Embassy
Participants from University of California and Alianza MX
  • Juan S. Muñoz, Chancellor, UC Merced
  • Luanna K. Putney, Associate Chancellor & Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, UC Merced
  • Marjorie Zatz, Interim Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development, UC Merced
  • Tracey Osborne, Director of UC Center for Climate Justice; Associate Professor and Presidential Chair, UC Merced
  • Garret Gietzen, Director of International Affairs, UC Merced
  • Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, Professor of Cognitive Science, UC Merced
  • Josue Medellín, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, UC Merced
  • Isabel Studer, Director, University of California Alianza MX; Professor of the School of Public Policy, UC Riverside
  • Araceli Vazquez, Associate Director of Policy and Engagement, UC Alianza MX

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