Ana is a Policy Manager in the IPA Colombia office. In this role she leads the policy team to strategically share evidence to inform policy decisions. She also leads the development of new projects and partnerships in Colombia. Prior to IPA, Ana worked as a Research Manager at the University of Chicago's Poverty Lab, leading a portfolio of research projects related to youth employment. Ana also worked at Chicago Public Schools as a Data and Accountability Project Manager. In Colombia, she worked at the National Planning Department as a consultant on citizen security. Ana holds an MPP from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.