Lisa Guáqueta is the program manager of the Center for the United States and Mexico. She previously served as the manager of education and immigration in the public policy division at the Greater Houston Partnership. Prior to that, she worked at The New School's Graduate Program in International Affairs as the coordinator of the Observatory on Latin America and of the International Field Program. Before moving to the United States, she was the international affairs advisor in the Office of the Mayor of Bogotá. She has also worked as a consultant on urban issues for UN-HABITAT. Her research interests include the urban dynamics of Latin America, especially the role of cities and local governments in international issues. She studied economics at Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds a master’s degree in international affairs from The New School.