Guatemalan. Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid; Master’s Degree in Sociology of Latin American Development and Criminology Studies. Specialized courses in conflict resolution and hemispheric and preventative security. Executive Director of the Institute of Teaching for Sustainable Development (IEPADES) from 1996 to present. Consultant for national and international entities in matters of civil society, citizen security, gun control, armed and growing violence, civil intelligence, gangs and youth violence, local power, gender and security, amongst others.
She has been General Director of Bilateral International Relations and Director of Central American Matters in the Ministry of Exterior Relations; President of the Special Commission for Attention to Refugees, Returnees, and the Displaced of Guatemala; and manager of the National Program of the High Commission of the United Nations for Refugees (ACNUR). Participant in negotiations of Guatemalan Peace as Delegate of the Sector for Centers of Investigation of the Assembly of Civil Society. Leading member of the Advisory Committee for the Security of Civil Society of the Presidency of the Republic since 2004 and coordinator of the same organization from 2009 to July 2011. Member of the Civil Society Committee for UN-Women. Member of the National Commission for Drug Policy Reform in Guatemala.