Ana Zorrilla holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honorary Mention from ITAM, a Master of Laws in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), a Certificate in Education Policy and Program Evaluation from Georgetown University, and a PhD in Law with Honorary Mention from IIJ-UNAM (Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), with the dissertation “Administrative law and public service: a case study on the education sector”. She has received diverse grants and awards, such as the Ex ITAM Research Award, the Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship, the Fellowship in Administrative Law at AUWCL, the Thomas O. Sargentich Award, as well as the Outstanding Research and Writing Award at AUWCL.
At ITAM, since 2015 she works as the Coordinator of the Project on Culture of Lawfulness and the Law and Public Policy Clinic. She also collaborates as the Academic Coordinator of the Masters in Human Rights and Guarantees Program and has taught courses in the Masters in Public Policy Program. She has also participated in collaborative research projects, has been a consultant for international organizations and is member of professional associations. Before working at ITAM, she was a public servant at the National Electoral Institute, the Ministry of Energy, and the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement.
Her research work focuses on education and is built on three pillars. The first is the study of education services from the perspectives of regulatory design and human rights. The second pillar is legal education, to explore innovative pedagogical techniques that allow students to develop their skills, get motivated and learn in the best possible way. The third pillar is related to professional ethics, so that students understand their role as relevant agents of social change
Topics of Interest
- Education services and systems
- Legal Education
- Professional ethics