I am a Colombian and Italian national working as Senior Policy Officer-Biodiversity at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Policy Unit (GPU). I have been working at IUCN for nearly fifteen years now. I coordinate IUCN’s policy work with respect to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other biodiversity-related conventions and agreements.
I hold degrees on Political Science and Modern Languages from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. After having worked for two years at the Ministry of Environment of Colombia in the office that provided advice to the Minister on international cooperation issues, I travelled to Switzerland to continue my postgraduate studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva where I finished a Master on International Relations. I recently completed an Executive Certificate on Environmental Governance from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.