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Canela Bodenhofer González

2024 Fellow

Cabinet Advisor - Ministry of Education


Canela Bodenhofer González is currently employed at the Ministry of Education. Initially, in 2022, she worked in the cabinet of the Undersecretary of Education, where she coordinated gender mainstreaming efforts to ensure the integration of a gender perspective in every educational policy and to promote gender equality within the institution. Since 2023, she has served in the cabinet of the Ministry of Education, where she advises on the implementation of various educational policies.

Driven by her commitment to social justice, Canela pursued a degree in Sociology at the University of Chile and actively engaged in various student organizations. Subsequently, from 2017 to 2019, she completed an internship and continued her work at the National Institute for Human Rights, where she focused on monitoring prison conditions.

In 2019, she joined SUMMA as an Education Policy Researcher, collaborating with Ministries of Education and civil society organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean. She contributed to the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report for Latin America and the Caribbean with UNESCO (SDG 4), addressing education challenges, including gender and socio-economic disparities.

Canela holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Chile. She also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Childhood and Human Rights from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO in Spanish) and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Planning and Management of Educational Policies from IIEP-UNESCO.