Latin America Regional Advisory Council /

Mariana Aylwin

A teacher and politician, Mariana Aylwin has over 30 years of professional experience and has held significant positions in Chile. She served as a Congressional Representative for La Florida (1994-1998), Minister of Education during the government of Ricardo Lagos (2000-2003), and Regional Counsellor of the Metropolitan Area of Santiago (2014-2017). 

Mariana began her political career in 1987 as the national deputy director of the Women’s Department of the Christian Democratic Party and was a member of the central Board of Directors of the same party between 1992 and 1993. Currently, she holds the position of Vice President of the Patricio Aylwin Foundation, serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Gabriela Mistral University, and is the Executive Director of the Learn Educational Corporation. Mariana has also served as the Director of the Belén Educa Foundation and as the President of the Oportunidad Foundation.  She is a part of the Board of Directors of the Chile Foundation and of the Foreign Policy Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. 

Mariana holds a degree in Pedagogy in History, Geography, and Civic Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has written several publications related to political issues and education.