Dora Patricia Uribe Jiménez
General Secretary of the Cozumel municipal government
Quintana Roo, Mexico
A defender of community rights, conservationist and promoter of change through education and citizen engagement, Dora Patricia Uribe Jiménez is currently general secretary of the Cozumel municipal government in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Previously, she held various public positions, such as deputy general counsel for Banco Rural and counsel to the presidential cabinet from 1982 to 1985.
Uribe Jiménez is a member of the natural areas advisory board for the Cozumel Reef National Marine Park and the northern and eastern coastal portions of the island, declared a protected natural area in 2012. She is also president of the Cozumel Island Strategic Plan Foundation and a member of the Cozumel island Inter-Sector Group Board. Born in Mexico City, she holds an LL.M. from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has taught courses in environmental law, human rights, international law and the philosophy of law at Universidad Partenón in Cozumel.