OUR TEAM

Cristina Vélez Vieira

Political scientist from the Universidad

de Los Andes, Colombia,


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).

Carlos Cortés

Attorney from the Universidad

de Los Andes, Colombia,

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.

Nicolás Velásquez

Ph.D. in International Studies

from the University of Miami.

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.).

Tatiana Restrepo

Bachelor’s degree in International Relations

from the Universidad del Rosario, Colombia,

Specialization in Government, Public Policies and Development from the Universidad de Los Andes. She served as an advisor on border social development projects with an educational and cultural focus through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was an advisor on ITC and gender appropriation projects at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.

Pablo Espinosa 

Anthropologist and philosopher from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

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.

Daniela Flórez

Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. 

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.

Luisa Isaza 

Attorney from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

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.

Pablo Medina

Literature major and Journalism minor from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Journalist, editor, and translator who has worked on fact-checking and covered politics, sports and music. He directed Colombiacheck, Colombia’s main fact-checking outlet, for over two years, and he is the co-founder of Huellas, a Latin American bilingual longform magazine. He has worked for media outlets in Colombia, the United States and Italy. He has an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York, and a BA in Literature, with a minor in journalism from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

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