Camila Hernandez is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she leads projects on Colombia. During her time at the Council, Camila has managed the Center’s US-Colombia Task Force, a bilateral, bipartisan and bicameral initiative co-chaired by Senators Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin. She has co-authored reports and Op-Eds on the US-Colombia strategic partnership and coordinated events with high-level policymakers, business leaders, and civil society members in both Colombia and the United States. She provides English- and Spanish-language commentary on political and economic issues in Colombia to major media outlets, including Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and El Pais (Cali, Colombia).
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Camila was a Helms Fellow at the World Resources Institute, where she used STATA to study trends in the ownership of forest concessions in the Congo Basin. She also worked as Business Analyst at Tuatara Group LLC, an engineering, financing, trade promotion, and project development advisory firm.
Camila has a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Government form Georgetown University. Originally from Colombia, she is a native Spanish- and English-speaker, and fluent in French.