After finishing university in Japan, I moved to Madrid where I studied a Master’s degree in law while working at Reuters. In 1996 an opportunity opened up in the pictures department at Reuters London and that’s how I decided to move to this city. My dream of working at the BBC came true a year later when I became a producer at BBC Mundo, the Spanish language service. In 1999 I became the correspondent for Buenos Aires and lived in Argentina at crucial moments for that country. After Argentina, the BBC sent me as a correspondent for BBC Mundo in Washington DC. I had the opportunity to cover the elections when Obama was elected as the first black president of that country and in 2009 I returned to headquarters in London. Already settled in this country, I had two girls and now I continue to live here together with my husband who is English.
The integration to life in the UK was easy. At that time London was a city full of opportunities. After living in other parts of the world, I immediately felt at home here. Being Mexican also opened many doors for me, professionally and also in my personal life. Over the years I have faced different challenges, but at all times I felt welcomed. The joy and the Mexican way to confront difficult situations in life is something English people admire. I think that London is the perfect place for a hard working woman to achieve anything she dreams of.
Despite living more years abroad than in Mexico, I am proudly Mexican. My daughters do not hesitate to show off their Mexican side and as a family we take every opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture. At the girls’ school I have been invited to give classes on the history and geography of Mexico. I have also organized several “Mexican nights” to raise money for the school with great success. There is nothing better than Mexican food, and the hospitality and joy of my country.