Paula Villaseñor, a Mexican national, is currently a consultant for the Education Global Practice - World Development Report 2018. Previously, as Appointed General Director within Mexico’s Ministry of Education, she led the national Construye T Program on socio-emotional learning and turned it into one of the largest interventions of its kind in the world. She also served as an advisor to the Vice Minister of Upper Secondary Education on strategies and policies related to skills development and socio-emotional learning, and represented the Vice Ministry at different high-level national and international groups for skills development. Ms. Villaseñor has 10 years of experience within international organizations and the Mexican government. She holds a BA in Economics from ITAM, and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.