Paola Holguín

Senator of the Republic of Colombia

Paola Holguín is a social communicator-journalist of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, graduated with a Master's in Political Studies with an emphasis in economics and development from the university itself, graduated with a Master's Degree in National Security and Defense of the “de Guerra” high school.

She studied Politics and Security and Defense Policy and Strategy at the Center for Hemispheric Studies on Security and Defense (CHDS), the University of Defense in Washington and Terrorism and Counterinsurgency at the same center.

For several years she was a teacher at the Pontificia Bolivariana and Eafit universities; international lecturer; She was an adviser to the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, during the government of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2003-2008, 2009-2010).

Holguín was in charge of political affairs at the Colombian Embassy in Mexico (2008-2009); USAID consultant on security and justice issues, for Merida initiative; advisor to the Presidency of the United Mexican States, during the government of former President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2011-2012); security consultant in Mexico and Argentina.

She currently serves as Senator for the Republic of Colombia as part of the Democratic Center caucus and vice president of the second constitutional commission. In the elections for Senate and Chamber 2018-2022 the Senator was re-elected obtaining the second vote in the Democratic Center party after the former president and senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez.


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