Ms Daniela Trujillo

Senior Research Associate

Daniela's PhD is based on the ALIVE project, which aims to improve the mental health of adolescents by addressing the impact of poverty and improving their self-regulation skills. Daniela supports the implementation of the ALIVE project in Colombia as an IPA Senior Research Associate. Prior to joining IPA and KCL, she worked as an advisor to the Colombian Minister of Health. At the National Department of Public Service, she advised and implemented policies on citizen participation, peace building and institutional strengthening. At the local level, she was an advisor to the Director of the Office for the Prevention of Corruption in Bogotá. Daniela has worked as a research assistant at the Berlin Centre for Social Research, evaluating new citizen participation practices emerging in Latin America. She has also conducted research on education, socio-emotional development and peaceful relations among children from vulnerable communities.

Daniela holds an MPA from LSE and an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance. Previously, she obtained a BA in Psychology and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes.