About Us

We are students from Stanford University and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) who have decided to form an alliance in order to work together to expand and strengthen the connections between the next generation of leaders in both countries
Our mission

The U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding and Solidarity (US-MEX FoCUS) is a student-led initiative dedicated to promoting positive U.S.-Mexico relations by fostering communication and mutual understanding while bringing together the future leaders of the United States and Mexico.

Our Motivation

The need for dialogue between both countries, and the lack of opportunities at American and Mexican universities to facilitate this exchange.

Our goal

To create a network of student leaders from universities across both countries, and to provide this talented group with valuable opportunities and tools to become an engine of growth and cross-national collaboration.

"The relationship between our nations must be defined not by the threats we face but by the prosperity and opportunity we can create together... Just imagine how much the students of our two countries could do together and learn from each other." - President Barack Obama

Our network

Our network is composed of young leaders who are already addressing social, political, economic or technological issues in innovative ways and contribute as student delegates.
Delegates
Universities from Mexico & US
Student leaders each year
Annual summits

Alumni Delegates

Arlen Euan
Arlen Euan
Universidad Autónoma de Queretaro (UAQ)
BS in Nanotechnology Engineering student
 Raúl Ruíz
Raúl Ruíz
Universidad del Valle de México (UVM)
BA in International Relations student
Abraham Medina
Abraham Medina
University of Texas, Austin
BS in Aerospace Engineering Student
Gustavo Murillo
Gustavo Murillo
Universidad de Sonora
BA in International Business and Commerce Law
Ivonne Pineda
Ivonne Pineda
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
BS in Industrial Engineering and BA Business Administration student
Ximena García
Ximena García
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Master’s in Fiscal Law student.
 Irune Echeverria
Irune Echeverria
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Master’s in Social Development Economy student

The Program

Delegates benefit from a range of academic and cultural opportunities as they work on collaborative projects in preparation for the bi-annual Summits that bring all 30 delegates together at ITAM in the fall and Stanford University in spring.
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    Why should I be a delegate?

    • Experience collaborating across borders, languages, and cultures in a formal and informal context

    • Gain vital skills to be competitive in today’s global job market

    • Create a real-world, impact-oriented project with the aim of positively improving the bilateral relationship of the United States and Mexico

    • Meet and network with industry leaders, academic experts, and government officials

    • Become part of a growing network of high-achieving Mexican and American students who are poised to become the leaders of the next generation

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Testimonials

Each year, thirty student leaders from Mexico and the United States are selected to gather in Mexico City and Silicon Valley to learn from each other, collaborate, and impact the future of our two nations. These delegates represent a variety of universities, express a multitude of interests, and possess their own unique stories. However, these individuals all share one thing. They share the drive to lead our countries into the future as we find ourselves facing new challenges.

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Our Team

Stanford Chapter

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ITAM Chapter

Marielle Sánchez
Marielle Sánchez
ITAM President
Xavier Higuera
Xavier Higuera
Finance VP
Pedro Lanzagorta
Pedro Lanzagorta
Recruitment VP
Bárbara Alcázar
Bárbara Alcázar
Finance
Fernando Ruiloba
Fernando Ruiloba
IT Solutions VP
Yair Rodriguez
Yair Rodriguez
IT Solutions and Public Relations
Iván Zamorano
Iván Zamorano
Finance
Minji Kim
Minji Kim
Logistics
Andrea León
Andrea León
Public Relations VP
Fernanda Ávila
Fernanda Ávila
Logistics
Mabel Huerta
Mabel Huerta
Logistics
Julio Calderón
Julio Calderón
Logistics
Berenice Nares
Berenice Nares
Logistics VP
Rodrigo Morán
Rodrigo Morán
Public Relations

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