Helga Hernandez (ILG 2015), Colombia's New Vice-Minister in Charge of Education
On January 26, 2018, Helga Hernandez, ILG 2015 alumn, was appointed vice-minister for preschool, elementary, and middle school education. During her time at ILG, she worked as regional articulation leader for Colciencias (Administrative Department of Science, Innovation and Technology).
She has an economics degree from the National University of Colombia and a master's degree in analysis of contemporary political, economic, and international problems from the Externado de Colombia University. She was a consultant for different entities of the national government in matters related to innovation, planning, structuring, and implementation of projects, as well as public policies with a territorial focus and state construction in regions affected by the armed conflict.