Lina Martínez is leading the communication strategy on the EAFIT team. Lina received a Master's and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, holds a master's in education and human development from Universidad de Manizales, and her Bachelor is in philosophy and literature from Universidad de Caldas.
Lina is a professor of Public Policy and director of POLIS, the Observatory of Public Policies at Universidad Icesi in Cali, Colombia. She has worked as a consultant at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank in educational policies in Latin America. Her academic interests are on public policy evaluation, informal economy, urban policies, social mobility, life satisfaction, and policy communication. Publications of her research are in journals of urban policy such as Cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, Habitat International, Geography Compass, Journal of Community Health, SSM-Population Health, Journal of Urban Health and International Journal of Public Administration