Marcela Aguiñaga

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Marcela Aguiñaga
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Second Vice President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
14 May 2013
President Gabriela Rivadeneira
Preceded by Rocío Valarezo
Member of the National Assembly for the National Constituency
Assumed office
14 May 2013
Minister of the Environment
In office
17 November 2007 – 9 November 2012
President Rafael Correa
Preceded by Anita Albán
Succeeded by Lorena Tapia
Personal details
Born (1973-04-25) 25 April 1973 (age 44)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political party PAIS Alliance
Alma mater Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Marcela Paola Aguiñaga Vallejo (born 25 April 1973) is an Ecuadorian politician. She is currently serving as the Second Vice President of the National Assembly of Ecuador. Previously she was the Ecuadorian Minister of the Environment.[1]


She attended the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, where she earned a degree in law. She did her post-graduate studies in environmental law and sustainable development at the University of Guayaquil.[1]

Professional life[edit]

She started her career in 1999 as a legal assistant and associate attorney at Estudio Jurídico Aguiñaga & Compañía. In 2000 she continued her career as a legal assistant at the Galápagos National Park.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2007 Aguiñaga started working for the Ministry of Environment. From March till September 2007 she was Subsecretary of Fishing Resources. Subsequently she was Subsecretary of Aquaculture from September till November 2007.[2] She was named Minister of the Environment by President Rafael Correa on November 17, 2007, replacing lawyer Anita Albán.[1] She ended her term as Minister of the Environment in November 2012 so she could contend a seat for the National Assembly as a PAIS Alliance candidate in the February 2013 elections.[3] She was elected a member for the National Constituency[4] and named Second Vice President of the Council of Legislative Administration (an Assembly body) in May 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Aguiñaga has said that working for the Galápagos National Park has made the environment a priority in her life.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Marcela Aguiñaga Vallejo". Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Marcela Aguiñaga Vallejo Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Perfil - Candidata Asambleista Nacional Lista 35". Marcela Aguiñaga. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Listado General de Asambleístas 2013 - 2017". National Assembly of Ecuador. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ ""Female" Assembly generates optimism in Ecuadorian women". Ecuador Times. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marcela Aguiñaga, Asambleísta Nacional". Pais Alliance to the Assembly. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 

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