Ms. Ubeda is a former ambassador of Costa Rica in México. She replaces Carlos Roverssi, who was named minister of communications to President Laura Chinchilla.
Ms. Ubeda is a lawyer who has held many posts in the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto. She is now the secretary general of the Organismo para la Proscripción de las rmas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe.
She has been a professor at the Universidad de Costa Rica where she was graduated as a lawyer.