Tania Del Rio
Tania Del Rio is the Diversity Outreach Officer at the Office of the Mayor. Her focus in this role is on helping the City shape a workforce that is reflective of its population and promoting diversity among Boston’s employers. She was born in Mexico City and raised as a bi-cultural child between the U.S. and Mexico.
Before joining the City of Boston, Tania was the Head of the Protection and Community Affairs Departments at the Consulate of Mexico in Boston. In that role, she worked to ensure the rights of immigrants in New England were protected and collaborated with community leaders to amplify their advocacy efforts. This work put her in contact with people from a broad range of experiences, including prison populations, children and youth, faith-based and cultural organizations, as well as private sector partners.
She previously worked with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs on using data to identify barriers and make recommendations for increasing gender diversity in the Foreign Service. Her work was presented with the Outstanding Policy Analysis Exercise and the Jane Mansbridge Research Awards at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her experience also includes political advising and press relations.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from New York University and a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She lives in East Boston with her family. As a former varsity swimmer, she enjoys practicing sports, which today mostly means distance running.