María José Daza Bohorquez
María José is the Hesburgh Global Fellow at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). Her previous work has focused on human rights, development, and peacebuilding.
As a graduate research assistant for the Kroc Institute’s Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) Project, María José supported the data collection, analysis, and editing of the institute’s status reports on the implementation of the 2016 Colombia peace agreement. She also designed a storytelling project about the impact of the agreement on people’s daily lives.
Previously, she served as a program officer for human rights, transitional justice, and humanitarian assistance at the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) in Colombia. In this capacity, she supported the implementation of the transitional justice system designed by the Colombia peace agreement and assisted local NGOs providing humanitarian aid to victims of the armed conflict and to Venezuelan migrants.
María José holds a BA in government and international relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia and a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) with a concentration on International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Working languages: Spanish, English, and Portuguese