Graciela Muniz Cahuana

School of Public & International Affairs
Class of 2024

Graciela is a civil servant from Lima, Peru. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics, and 11 years of professional experience in the Peruvian public sector. She started her career as a research analyst, assessing the factors associated with educational outcomes. Since then, she has combined her education-economics interest with her go-to-action public service passion, working at the Ministry of Education and at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. For the last seven years, she has taken on increasingly high-responsibility positions related to public budget management; ultimately as the Director-General of Public Budget, when she was responsible for conducting the national public budgeting process, and for getting the budget approved by Congress in 2021. As the 2019-20 Chief of the Planning and Budget Unit at the Ministry of Education, she was responsible for the education sector public budget during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. As an MPP in Princeton, Graciela wants to develop a broader perspective about the public policy implementation process focused on social policies, learn from international cases and the experience of her peers across the world, and strengthening her leadership and negotiation skills as a policymaker.

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