IDCE Students Profiles

Paola Echeverry (IDSC '2012)

Paola Echeverry (Colombia) received a bachelor's degree in international relations and finances from the Externado University in Colombia and received a master's degree in international cooperation and projects for development from the same institution. She worked as an intern at the Organization of American States in Bogota, Colombia, and later went for another internship at the United Nations Development Program in Nicaragua during the transitional government of Violeta Barrios Chamorro. She worked in her native country with public organizations at the international development offices designing projects and building institutional alliances with private and public institutions. Subsequently, she immigrated to the U.S. and worked for several years at The Learning Center for Families, a nonprofit in Southern Utah that strived to empower families in structural poverty.