Mábel Lara is currently a negotiator in the peace process with the ELN guerrilla on behalf of Colombian civil society. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Universidad del Rosario, a specialisation in Social Development Management from the Universidad Javeriana and is a journalist from the Universidad Santiago de Cali. With extensive experience in different Colombian media such as Cadena Caracol Televisión, Noticias Uno and Caracol Radio. She has been a columnist for the newspaper El País and has been a Washington correspondent for the Prisa Radio group. Director of Spotify's original podcast Legado. Eight times recognised as the best news anchor in Colombia and winner of the prestigious Simon Bolivar Journalism Award, she has also been recognised by the Swiss government and the United Nations as a Latin American leader who inspires "First Generation". Senior advisor to international cooperation agencies such as USAID, Government of Sweden and board member of the Colombian International Chamber working for rural women.