Gely McGovern, Administrative Assistant

Gely McGovern studied law at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Class of 2001, in Tijuana, Baja California.  She worked for a federal agency in Mexico whose goal was to combat malpractice and corruption in Mexican federal agencies.  In 2003, Gely moved to the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, and earned a master’s degree in taxation. Gely was the first in her class in 2007 to obtain her degree.  She wrote her master’s thesis about non-tariff regulations that the United States imposed on Mexican trucks entering the United States, which is about the C-TPAT program.

In 2007, Gely moved back to Tijuana, Baja California, and worked for a mortgage company.  After her parents retired and moved back to her hometown of Guaymas, Sonora, she did the same and moved back there in 2010.  Gely worked for the county collecting property taxes, fees, and fines. She enjoyed collecting the federal property taxes of lands next to the beach.  National Geographic Magazine ranks the oceanic view of her hometown as the best in the world. During that time she also enjoyed teaching law to high school students and administrative and taxation law to college students.

In 2013, Gely married a Michigander and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She lives with her husband (an ice hockey referee) and her calico cat (who thinks that she is a dog).  Gely likes to travel, and after three years working as a makeup artist, she has become a “makeup junkie.”