Sofia Anton Martins is the Youth & Peace Programme Manager at the Foundation. She works on the Building Peace & Trust and Promoting Youth Leadership programmes that approach the reconstruction of conflict-affected societies through transitional justice mechanisms and address violent extremism with the youth-led Extremely Together Initiative to prevent radicalization across communities.
Sofia is also the focal point for all matters related to gender at the Foundation.
Previously, she served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, at the Embassy of Finland in Mexico, and at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) at the intersections of youth and women with human rights, conflict, and peace education.
Sofia holds an MSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, where she conducted research on the role of civilian agency in conflict transformation by studying collective civilian protection strategies to prevent economically motivated violence in conflict. She has completed specialized training in Peace Education and Human Rights at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. You can find her on LinkedIn.