Clara Cardona holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and specialised in public management at the Hertie School. She has experience in the public and private sectors in Colombia, mainly in improving educational and employment opportunities for youth. Clara coordinated and participated in the design, implementation and monitoring of several governmental programmes and policies in Colombia, for Colombia’s Ministry of Education and Bogotá’s Education Department. In Berlin, Clara worked as a research analyst at a non-profit organisation that empowers entrepreneurs in emerging economies. She also completed the Design Thinking Basic Track at the Hasso Plattner Institute.