Dr Diorella Islas is an International Fellow at Women in International Security and Deputy Director of Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Security in Mexico. She’s worked as faculty member in the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) program at the Marshall Center and as instructor of mafia and organised crime culture at the Bader International Study Center of Queens University. She was member of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Organised Crime of the European Consortium for Political Research between 2016 and 2017. She holds a PhD in Politics Languages and International Studies from the University of Bath.
For ten years, her area of expertise has been focused on understanding the expansive process of transnational organized crime and to the design and implementation of related national security policies in Europe, Africa and the Americas. She did her Masters Degree in International Studies and her undergraduate degree in International Relations at the Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City.