Isabel earned a B.A. in Political Science from University de Los Andes of Colombia (2008), and has a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, with emphasis on conflict and peace building from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland (2015). Her focus is on the impact of drug policies on rural development, public health, and armed conflict. She is currently a principal investigator in the Drug Policy line at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia), with special emphasis on access to controlled drugs and palliative care, and the implications of the peace process for drug policies in Colombia.
Previously, Isabel worked as a professional of international cooperation projects for development in conflict zones in Colombia and as adviser to the national government in multilateral negotiation.