Alumni Profile: Miguel Moctezuma

Miguel Moctezuma HeadshotMiguel Moctezuma (Master of Public Policy, 2020) reflected in summer 2023 on his time as a student:

‘Being part of Green Templeton College was one of the greatest experiences and honours of my life – from being part of a graduate community of more than 75 countries and exploring an interdisciplinary academic agenda, to rowing for the first time in my life!

‘At GTC I met extraordinary people implementing mind-blowing projects. I made friends-for-life and I will always be grateful for the catalyst that Green Templeton was – and still is – in connecting us, both personally and professionally.’

Miguel, who was a Chevening Scholar as a student, has been a public policy consultant at CIDE Mexico, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and a member of the research team at the Oxford People in Government Lab. He is currently part of the Oxford Global Security Programme, and he is involved in a project that uses hyperspectral analysis of foliar nitrogen enrichment and machine-learning to find clandestine graves in Mexico.

Miguel is a former President of the Oxford Mexican Society, a contributing columnist for leading national newspaper El Heraldo de México, and a partner at, a company currently funded by the British Council which aims to train 5,000 Latin American women in soft-skills and software development by 2027.

He is simultaneously exploring the film industry, occasionally working on the production of a historical drama television series. He also holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Mexico) and a Master in Government and Public Affairs from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM.