Marisela Morales Ibáñez is a former Attorney General of Mexico
She was born in Mexico City
and graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico
with a degree in law before completing a master's degree in criminal science from the National Institute of Criminal Sciences. On March 31, 2011, she was appointed by President Felipe Calderón
to replace Arturo Chávez
as the Attorney General of Mexico.
Upon being confirmed by the Senate
she became the 42nd Attorney General, and the first woman to hold the position.
Prior to her appointment to the office of Attorney General, she served as the Assistant Attorney General for Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime.
She has been praised for her work by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
and First Lady Michelle Obama
, and received the 2011 International Women of Courage Award
Category:People from Mexico City
Category:Mexican women lawyers
Category:Women who received the International Women of Courage Award
Category:Female justice ministers