Senior Policy Analyst


Joel Martinez

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Joel Martinez is a senior policy analyst for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority office as a financial analyst. Martinez received his master’s degree from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, where he focused on international politics and economic development within Latin America. He previously interned with the Washington Office on Latin America and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Latino studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Latest by Joel Martinez

The Future of Mexican Climate Diplomacy Article
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who currently has a significant lead in the polls for the 2018 Mexican presidential election, waves the Mexican national flag at a rally in Acapulco, Mexico, June 2012. (Getty/Pedro Pardo)

The Future of Mexican Climate Diplomacy

A left-wing populist running on a “Mexico First” message is ahead in the polls for the Mexican presidential election—complicating Mexico’s role in international climate cooperation.

Gwynne Taraska, Joel Martinez, Guillermo Ortiz