She has eighteen years of professional experience in sustainable development, on issues related to climate change, disaster risk management, land use planning and regional urban development. She has experience in structuring, management and project management, inter-institutional coordination and formulation of public policies at the national and local levels.
She has the ability to lead diverse and multidisciplinary teams, consolidate strategic alliances and relate to different interest groups. She is interested in guiding the implementation of strategies and policies on these issues, both in the private and public sectors. She has a doctorate in geography and a master's degree in comparative development studies.
At Fondo Adaptación, an entity attached to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, she was coordinator of knowledge management. She was in charge of coordinating post-disaster resettlement and reconstruction projects, comprehensive flood management plans, and adaptation to climate change.
Moreover, she has published in national and international scientific journals. She has been an associate researcher at the Center for Urban and Environmental Studies Urb.Am of the Eafit University and the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Development (CIDER) of the Universidad de los Andes, universities where she has been a professor.