CESED Advocacy and Communications Lead
I have an Undergraduate degree in Political Science from Universidad de Los Andes, Master’s degree in Public Administration from la École Nationale d´Adminsitration (ENA) in France. I have worked closely with senior politicians and public functionaries in Colombia, and in France as a Chief of Staff. I started working at CESED in July 2016 as a Project Manager, and until June 2018 I was the director in charge of the centre.
My background allows me to undertake the advocacy strategy for CESED, while liaising with institutions, senators, mayors, and other high profile figures that work in drug policy. I have been in charge of organizing events and bilateral gatherings with the purpose of spreading knowledge on drug policy. I have also been part of regional and international meetings discussing drug policy.
My role in this project is the planning, coordinating and executing the advocacy strategy; organizing meetings with decision makers, opinion leaders, political parties and the media; and organizing impactful conferences, meetings and events.