Alejandra has four years experience working in government, public policy and human rights. Currently a government consultant, Alejandra assists in the creation, execution, evaluation, and implementation of investigative projects relating to public policy. Previously, she worked in the Arauca Governor’s Office where she developed a diagnostic study about citizen security and culture (2006). Alejandra’s interest in human rights began in 2002 when she was a student at the National University of Colombia where she studied the history of the National Institute of Prisons and Penitentiaries of Colombia. In 2004, she worked for the Office of the Mayor of Jamundi where she developed a study and made recommendations about building a maximum security prison. Also that year, Alejandra was part of an investigative project about public space policies in Bogotá with the political science department at the National University. Alejandra continued her study of Colombian prisoners in 2005 at the Department of Follow-up, Monitoring, and General Evaluation of Public Policies in the Ombudsman’s Office in Bogotá. While there, she conducted a project and evaluation system that established human rights and protection mechanisms for prisoners in Colombia. Alejandra holds a B.S. in political science with a minor in public administration and public policy from the National University of Colombia in Bogotá.
Host Organization: Bert Corona Leadership Institute