Liliana Ferrer

Liliana Ferrer

Consul General of México in Sacramento, California

2018 Keynote Speaker ~ Sacramento City College

Ms. Ferrer has been a Mexican Career Foreign Service Officer since 1992. From October 2013 thru May 2017, she served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Mexican Embassy in Paris. Before assuming her posting in France,she was Head of Section of Political and Border Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2013, where she also served as Congressional Affairs Officer (House of Representatives liaison) from 2007 to 2011 and Assistant Deputy Chief of Mission from 2005 to 2007.

 Prior to her posting at the Embassy in D.C., she spent a year at Harvard University as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for InternationalAffairs doing research on lobbying in the United States. In Mexico City, Ms. Ferrer has served as: Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation; and as Director of United States Bilateral Relations. She has also been commissioned at the Mexican Consulates in San Diego and Los Angeles as Consul for Economic, Political and Mexican Community Affairs, and in Guatemala City as Mexico’s Deputy Consul General.

 Ms. Ferrer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and her Masters in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, where she was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Center for US/Mexican Studies. As the daughter of a diplomat herself and having worked for the Association of National Olympic Committees (1987-1989) prior to joining the foreign service,she has lived and/or worked in various parts of the world.

 During the academic year 1995-1996, Ms. Ferrer taught: Doing Business in Mexico, International Business Management, and Introduction to International Business at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Introduction to International Business at the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Georgetown University from 2010 thru 2013.

 Ms. Ferrer is the mother of two children, María Cecilia who was born in March of 2000, and Alexander who was born in January of 2002. She is married to Douglas Smurr.