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Giorgio Jackson Drago


Giorgio Jackson Drago holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica. In March 2022, he was appointed Minister Secretary General of the Presidency by President Gabriel Boric Font. 

He served as representative for District No. 10 of the Metropolitan Region from March 2014 to March 2022. During this period, he was a member of the Treasury, Labor and Social Security, Ethics and Transparency, Economy, and Science and Technology commissions. 

He was president of the Federación de Estudiantes (Student Federation) at the Universidad Católica in 2010-2011. He was also a spokesperson for the Confederación de Estudiantes de Chile (Chilean Student Confederation, CONFECH) during the 2011 student protests. 

He is founder and member of the Revolución Democrática party. 


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Francisca Perales Flores


Francisca Perales Flores is a 37-year-old biochemistry civil engineer with a degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, PUCV.

She was head of the Department of Community Development (DIDECO) during the first term of Valparaíso Mayor Jorge Sharp, highlighting during her administration the reactivation of the neighborhood councils. She also worked in the Finance Department of that municipality.

Prior to that, she was in charge of projects at the Regional Center for Food and Health Studies (CREAS), where she provided support in project formulation and management.

She was a student leader and vice president of the Interim Board of the Student Federation of the PUCV,  position from which she led the volunteer work in the upper sectors of the Placeres and Rodelillo hills after the fire that destroyed 284 houses in Valparaíso.

She was a member in the regional leadership of the Movimiento Autonomista, playing an important role in the fusion with other groups, founding Convergencia Social, a party which she was vice president of between 2019 and 2022, after being reelected in 2020.

As an active member of Convergencia Social, she has participated in organizations such as Frente Femenista and was one of the founders of the Abrecaminos initiative.

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Paula Poblete Maureira

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Undersecretary Poblete studied economy with a minor in sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has a master’s degree in public policies from the Universidad de Chile. 

Her professional experience is tied to research and statistical development, systematization and analysis. She worked as a researcher at the National Council of Culture and the Arts, in the National Accounts Department of Chile’s Central Bank and in the Studies, Projects and Consulting area of Focus Consulting. She led the research area of ComunidadMujer, investigating topics related to labor, social protection and gender.

She has been an undergraduate and graduate professor at the Universidad de Valparaíso, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and the Universidad Diego Portales in professorships in economy and gender gaps.

She is an active member of Revolución Democrática and was secretary-general of the party. She also has participated on the boards of the Fundación Rumbo Colectivo and of Fundación 99.

She participated on the Academic Economic Council of the former candidate and current President Gabriel Boric. Her professional and academic career has contributed to the advancement of gender equality both in education and in the workplace.

Verónica Silva


Verónica Silva holds a Degree in Social Work from the Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master’s in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, United States. She has more than 25 years of experience in the Chilean public sector at the municipal and national level in the areas of social protection and public policies.

She held management positions at the Planning Ministry and the Solidarity and Social Investment Fund between 1998 and 2009. She also participated in the design and implementation of Chile Solidario (Chile Solidarity) and Chile Crece Contigo (Chile Grows with You).

Since 2010, she has been senior specialist in social protection at the World Bank, providing technical assistance to various countries in Latin America and the rest of the world (Eastern Europe, South-East Asia, Middle East) on early childhood development, social service provision, case management and the general implementation of social protection polices and programs.