Sayda Rodriguez is the Head of the Secretariat of Sustainable Development of the Yucatan State Government, being the first woman to hold this position in Yucatan.
She holds a degree in Natural Resources Management from the Marista University of Merida and in 2005 she obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Autonomy University of Yucatán. She specialized in integrated waste management and environmental management. Sayda has great experience in the private sector, where she has worked as an environmental consultant. In the academic field, she taught for 8 years at the Marista University of Merida where she also implemented environmental management programs. During 2015-2018 she served as the Director of the Sustainable Development Unit of the Merida City Hall.