Erika Rodríguez is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. She is a professor and an associate researcher for the Complutence Institute of International Studies and special advisor of the high representative and vice president of the European Commission. Her professional career includes a long experience as an international consultant, evaluating international projects and public policies in Latin American countries. She has also advised international organizations, governments, and think tanks. From 2016 to 2019, she was a member of the Madrid City Council, as spokesperson at the Economic and Taxation Commission and as vice president of the Equity and Social Services Commission. She has conducted research in various fields, such as international politics, Latin American studies, and security and development. Her papers and articles have been published in different international journals and books. Additionally, she is a regular analyst on television, radio, and print media. In 2018, she was recognized by Bogota’s City Council Medal for her work on advancing female leadership, and in 2019, she was awarded as one of the ten most relevant Colombian citizens in Spain. She earned a PhD in political science at the Autonomous University of Madrid.