María Garrido works for the Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) in the World Bank Group. She is the focal point for the GEMS engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean and for the Lusophone Countries in Africa. Since she joined the GEMS team she has delivered numerous trainings in English, Portuguese and Spanish. When she joined the World Bank in 2018 she worked as an analyst for agriculture projects in Latin America. Before this, she worked as an international trade and investments advisor in the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Puerto Rico. María holds a MBA in International Management and a Master of Law and of Business Administration and Management from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.