OUR TEAM

Cristina Vélez Vieira


Director of the center for internet and society, Linternaverde.co. Since 2017, she has specialized on the coordination of data mining projects in digital public spaces to be applied in public opinion, influence operations, narratives and disinformation analysis. Former associate researcher at Quantil, applied mathematics. She has worked as an advisor on data and network analysis projects for the Colombian Ministry of Information Technologies. She was the coordinator of the Anti-Corruption Research Network under the Global Secretariat of Transparency International in Berlin. She worked for Revista Semana (2006) and was part of the founding team of La Silla Vacía (2009). She’s a Political Scientist from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

Carlos Cortés

With a master’s degree in Media and Communication Governance from the London School of Economics. Former director of public policy at Twitter for Spanish-speaking Latin America. Researcher at the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression at the Universidad de Palermo, Argentina. He worked as a journalist at La Silla Vacia and was director of the Foundation for the Freedom of Press (FLIP, in Spanish). Creator of “La Mesa de Centro“. He has also conducted legal consulting and research projects for internet companies. He’s an Attorney from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Nicolás Velásquez

Consultant and software developer for interpreting political coordination signals on social media. Fellow of the Center for Computer Science and member of the Complexity Laboratories at the University of Miami and George Washington University on “Big Data,” georeferenced information systems (GIS) and connective action projects. He has worked as a professor at Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Bogota) and the Elliot School of International Affairs (Washington, D.C.). He has a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami.

Pablo Espinosa 

He worked as a researcher at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supporting the work of immigrant artists in New York. He is interested in building bridges between the social sciences, arts and data using qualitative research methodologies and novel strategies for the communication of visual and written content. He’s an Anthropologist and Philosopher from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

Daniela Flórez

Master’s degree in Political, Economic, and International Issues Analysis from the Universidad Externado. Specialist in strategic communications and framing analysis. She has worked as communications consultant in the private and media sectors. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia.

Luisa Isaza 

She worked as the Coordinator of Defense and Attention to Journalists at the Foundation for the Freedom of Press (FLIP, in Spanish). She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law and Journalism at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and consults on issues related to freedom of expression on the internet. She’s an Attorney from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

Camila Caraballo

Last semester student in Government and Public Affairs and undergraduate student in Political Science at  Universidad de los Andes. She was part of the University’s Social Responsibility Committee and was director of the Boyaca Social Impact Project focused on youth leadership. Interested in public policy and data analysis. She’s a Political Science and Government undergraduate degree candidate from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

Simón Mojica

He has interdisciplinary knowledge on political philosophy and qualitative methods for social research. He has worked on research groups dedicated to the study of anthropological debates regarding materiality, the digital and affective theory. He is interested in the formulation and implementation of research methods to investigate daily phenomena of political participation and peace building. He’s an Anthropologist and Philosopher from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

Daniel Ávila

He has knowledge in data science, quantitative methods, political philosophy and sociology, Winner of the 2018 Fondo Santander Scholarship. He has participated in research projects on migration studies, peace building and impact measurement in gender and inequality studies. He’s interested in the application of data science .in order to analyze complex social phenomena. He’s a Physicist and Philosopher from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. 

Juliette Moreno

She has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international trade from the Universidad del Rosario and a specialization in international cooperation and project management for development from the Universidad Externado. She worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she leaded budget and planning-related projects for public investment and internal institutional management, as well as social and economic development projects in Colombia’s border zones.

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