Sierra currently manages one of our biggest projects: VIVE – an initiative that seeks to increase economic empowerment opportunities of 30,000 Mexican women, through training in retail and customer service skills.
Prior to this position, she worked as specialized professional for the planning bureau at Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC), where she advised projects for organizations such as the High Commissioner for Peace Office, the Colombian Institute for Childhood Wellbeing (ICBF), UNICEF, International Organization for Migrations (IOM), the High Commissioner for Citizen Security and the National Ministry of Education.
Maria Fernanda holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and Chevening Scholar. She is also a Specialist in State, Public Policy and Development and Industrial Engineer from Los Andes University in Colombia, her native country. She’s fluent in English, Spanish and French.