The new Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Marcela Celorio has been a lifelong diplomat and now she’s bringing her international experience to our binational frontier. After the recent relocation of the former Consul General Remedios Gomez Arnau to Raleigh, NC., Celorio was the ideal candidate to take on the role.
Originally from Mexico City, Celorio received her law degree and two masters in her native state. The first was in diplomatic studies and the second in security and defense. She continued her academic training at the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of California San Diego, as well as the American University in Washington D.C.
Completely fluent in the English language and knowledgeable in French, Italian and Hebrew, Celorio’s experience, education and language skills have allowed her to carry many roles within the Mexican government. Such positions have included Politics Protection Director and Director for the United States of America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Outside of the Mexican Republic, Consul Celorio was assigned to the Mexican Embassy in the United States, Chief of Mission in Israel and to the Mexican Mission for the European Union. Before being assigned to San Diego, she was the Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York.
The region is fortunate to have Consul General to Mexico Marcela Celorio representing the government of Mexico in San Diego and she looks forward to fostering trade, culture, cooperation and friendship between the two countries.