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Valentina Barrera

Valentina Barrera is an Intern at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) in Bogotá, Colombia, and is working to support IFIT’s territorial brain trust in the country.

Before joining IFIT, Valentina worked on projects related to pedagogy, social work, and research. She worked hand in hand with children and adolescents from vulnerable neighborhoods in the construction of their life projects and leisure spaces for their personal growth. In addition, during her career, Valentina developed research on peacebuilding, memory, indigenous communities, and the role of Colombia in the world.

Valentina is a political scientist from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. She also has minor studies in Sociology and a Diploma from the Universidad Nacional on Conflict, Memory, and Peace in relation to the Final Report of the Truth Commission. Her areas of interest are gender, environment, memory building, and peace in Colombia. In the near future, Valentina aspires to pursue a Master’s degree in one of these fields. 

Working languages: English and Spanish.