Thank you for visiting my site! I am an international affairs and public policy professional with a strong knowledge of Latin American affairs. A native of bustling Bogotá, Colombia, I have lived in the U.S. since 2007, when I moved from Bogotá to Washington D.C. to pursue a Master of Public Policy at The George Washington University on a full-tuition scholarship. I hold a Master of Public Policy, a Master’s Certificate in International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia and Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Government and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. This blog represents my views on Colombia and Latin America.
I have a strong interest in the relationship between politics, markets, and economics in Latin America and the risks that politics pose for the operations of businesses. My professional experience spans the U.S., Colombia, and Mozambique. In the U.S., I analyzed corporate governance issues in Latin America and Spain for a leading proxy advisory services firm. In addition, I worked as a program manager and researcher at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a private sector development grant-making organization affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I also was a leading blogger for Revista Perspectiva, a Spanish-language magazine with circulation throughout Latin America.
In Colombia, I worked as a policy analyst for the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as a lecturer and researcher. Additionally, I belonged to and advised a political organization on policy and strategy issues. In Mozambique, I consulted on private sector development issues. I am a native Spanish speaker and I am also fluent in Portuguese and English.