Alejandra Henao has re-joined the Department of Sustainable Development as an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Communications and Outreach Specialist after finishing her master studies in International Development at University of Bath, UK. Alejandra worked as a Commercial Specialist at the Commercial Service Office at the United States Embassy in Bogota (October 2008-August 2011). Prior joining the United States Department of Commerce, Alejandra was selected as the Colombia Director for Atlas Service Corps (March 2007- September 2008), an international US-based non-profit organization, responsible for managing the Colombia office, developing multi-sectorial relationships, strategic alliances, designing project proposals and fundraising strategies. In 2007, she concluded graduate studies in Government and Public Policy at los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia.
Alejandra first joined DSD/OAS as a Project Assistant to the Trade and Environment Division, (June 2004 July 2006) and during this time she pursued a graduate Certificate in International Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies-SAIS in Johns Hopkins University, which finished in May 2006. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Geography from Florida International University (FIU) with a concentration in Latin America and Caribbean (2003).
Alejandra has nearly ten years of working experience and has done consultancy services and preliminary investigations for reports on forced displacement financed by the UNHCR and the Colombian Attorney General’s Office among other advising services. She is fluent in Spanish (native) and English (fluent) and has a practical knowledge of French and Portuguese.