María Fernanda Espinosa Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography, Facts & More

María Fernanda Espinosa

Full NameMaría Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
Profession(s)Politician, Diplomat
Famous ForFourth Woman and First Latin American Woman to become the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd Session
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorCopper Golden Brown
Political PartyPAIS Alliance
PAIS Alliance
Political Journey2007: Minister for Foreign Affairs under President Rafael Correa
2008: Appointed as Ecuador's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
2009-2012: Coordinating Minister of Heritage
2012: Minister of National Defense
2014: Named Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva
2017: Appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of President Lenín Moreno
2018: Appointed as the President of the United Nations General Assembly
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 7, 1964
Age (as in 2017)53 Years
BirthplaceSalamanca, Spain
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownNot Known
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityFacultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Latin American Social Sciences Institute), Quito
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Rutgers University, United States
Educational Qualification(s)A Doctor of Philosophy in environmental geography from Rutgers University
A Master's Degree in Social Science and Amazonic Studies
A Postgraduate Degree in Anthropology and Political Science from the Facultad Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales in Quito
A licentiate in Applied Linguistics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityLatin American
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWriting Poetry, Reading, Traveling
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseFranco Sergio Botta
ChildrenSon(s)- Sergio Botta, Alfredo Botta
Daughter(s)- Monica Botta, Carla Botta
ParentsFather- Honorato Espinosa
Mother- Elena Morales
SiblingsBrother(s)- Armando Espinosa, Honorato Espinosa
Sister- Maria Paulina Espinosa
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Not Known

María Fernanda Espinosa

Some Lesser Known Facts About María Fernanda Espinosa

  • Does María Fernanda Espinosa smoke?: Not Known
  • Does María Fernanda Espinosa drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • She is an Ecuadorian politician and diplomat who was elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd Session in June 2018. She succeeded the Slovakian Miroslav Lajcak. María Fernanda Espinosa For The Presidency Of The United Nations General Assembly
  • Maria defeated another woman- Honduras’ U.N. Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake- by 128-62 with two abstentions in the secret-ballot vote.
  • Since 1945, only three women have presided over the United Nations General Assembly: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, from India (1953); Angie Brooks, from Liberia (1969), and Sheikha Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, from Bahrain (2006).
  • Besides being a politician, Maria is also a poet and essayist. María Fernanda Espinosa A Poet
  • She has also a keen interest in ecology. María Fernanda Espinosa
  • In 1990, she won the “First National Poetry Prize of Ecuador.”
  • Maria is also a member of the World Future Council. María Fernanda Espinosa At World Future Council
  • In her capacity as a Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva, she defended the case of Julian Assange in a discussion on arbitrary detention in September 2016. María Fernanda Espinosa Defending The Case of Julian Assange
  • She has more than 20 years of international experience in which she has handled multilateral issues of security, integration, heritage, culture and human rights.
  • She is also an animal activist. María Fernanda Espinosa