Alejandra Pinzon-Duque holds a degree in International Relations and Public Administration from Universidad Externado of Colombia and a master’s degree in International Politics from l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. She was a recipient of the ASCUN-CREPUQ scholarship to attend the International Development Studies Programme at McGill University. She was also awarded the Smith Fellowship by Atlas Network in Washington, D.C. Before joining the MEI team in January 2020, she worked as senior manager at IOMG, a leading free-market think tank in the Dominican Republic. Prior to that, she has been a consultant for various international organizations such as IAEA, UN Women, and UNODC, as well as for governmental organizations and private companies. She joined the MEI team in January 2020.