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Helen Mitchell

Helen Mitchell is a diplomat working at the Australian Embassy in Mexico City. Helen covers political and economic issues including relations with Mexico, Cuba, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Her previous overseas assignments with DFAT have included working at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Australian High Commission in Pretoria. Prior to joining DFAT, Helen worked as an economic consultant for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, as a tutor and research assistant for the Economics Department at the University of Melbourne and interned for the Victorian Government in the Department of Primary Industries.   Helen has a first class honours degree in Economics and a bachelors in Arts (International Relations) from the University of Melbourne. Helen speaks Spanish and Japanese and has published on the themes of equality and behavioural economics in the Journal of Experimental Economics and Insights, the University of Melbourne Business and Economics School journal.

Articles by Helen Mitchell (1)

  • Two nights in Havana: Obama's historic rumba with Cuba

    The slow dance between the US and Cuba has been steadily increasing in tempo in recent months in the lead-up to the sizzling finale of Obama's visit to the island this week. This is the first US Presidential visit in almost 90 years and both sides prepared carefully. Barack Obama and wife Michelle arrive in Cuba (Photo: Getty Images) Old Havana glamour has been given a 2016 update.