Mauricio Rodas served as the Mayor of Quito, Ecuador until 2019. He is World Co-President of United Cities and Local Governments Organization (UCLG), and member of the boards of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and the International Council for Local Environmental (ICLEI). He is a Young Global Leader and member of the Future Global Council of Cities and Urbanization of the World Economic Forum. He has written for publications including Foreign Policy, Revista Letras Libres, Revista Poder, and Diario REFORMA. He holds a J.D. from Universidad Católica de Quito and Master’s degrees in government administration and political science from Penn.