Andrea Guerrero studied Forest Science at the University of Florida, and has a Masters in Biology. She pursued research on climate change and eco-physiology, and taught at Florida International University. Upon returning to Colombia, she joined the Ministry of Environment where she worked initially on Clean Development Mechanism projects. She then became an advisor for the Minister on climate change issues, coordinated the Ministry’s Climate Change Mitigation Group, and was named Director of the Climate Change Unit when it was first created. After seven years in the Ministry she coordinated the “Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy” through UNDP. She also is now a consultant working for USAID, the EU and LEDS GP on low carbon, resilient growth. Andrea has a long trajectory in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as a negotiator for Colombia and served in its Bureau.