Lina is a doctoral student in the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University (USA). Prior to starting the doctoral program, Lina worked as a citizen security specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She has more than a decade of experience managing and designing development projects, with an emphasis on crime prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before working at the IDB, she worked at the Organization of American States (OAS) as specialist in topics related to the use of Information and Communication Technologies and the modernization process of public institutions. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Institute of Political Studies, Paris (Sciences Po) and a Bachelors on Finance and International Relations) from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota.