Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo became the first Jewish mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America, on Sunday.
Not only is Sheinbaum the first Jew, but also the first woman to be elected as mayor of Mexico City. In a poll by the Mitofsky firm, Sheinbaum won with a limited majority consisting of no more than 55.5 percent of the vote.
Sheinbaum is a scientist, activist and a teacher who received her doctorate degree in energy engineering and physics from the (UNAM) National Autonomous University of Mexico.
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