Zara has a degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado in Denver, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, where she received a full scholarship.
Co-founder of Instituto RIA, adviser of ReverdeSer Colectivo, and international advisor with Acción Técnica Social (Colombia). Zara does research and advocacy on innovations in drug policies and takes its work to international organizations and forums such as the United Nations and the Organization of American States. He was part of the Secretariat of the Global Commission on Drug Policies, where he focused on strategy in Latin America, and UNGASS 2016.
She is a referent at national and regional level, frequently writing and giving presentations on innovative public policies for the regulation of psychoactive substances, from a human rights and development perspective and under a framework of social justice. Drug Dictionary author, published by Ediciones B in 2015.