Candidate to Ph.D. in Development Studies at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisbon (Portugal); Master of Arts in Economics and International Business at the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences (Germany); Economist from the National University of Colombia. Undergraduate professor of courses on Principles of Economics, Colombian Economic History, International Economic Policy, and Regional Culture and Economics. Lecturer on courses related to International Organizations and Intercultural Relations. Coauthor in the book chapter "Improving post-2015 development cooperation through donor support for inclusive business" published by Emerald in 2016. Author of the article "Cultural traits and productive transformation: Colombia in international perspective" to be published in Revista CIFE (in Press). Ph.D. Researcher at the Center for African and Development Studies, CEsA (ISEG/University of Lisbon). Current Research focus: Political Economy of Conflict, Development, International Policy, Colombia.