Sofia is Programme Officer at the Foundation. She works on the Transitions to Peace and Promoting Youth Leadership programmes that approach 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.
Previously she served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, at the Embassy of Finland in Mexico, and 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 on Peace Education and Human Rights at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. You can find her on LinkedIn.