Isabel is a political scientist from the University de Los Andes of Colombia (2008), and holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, with emphasis on conflict and peace building from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland (2015). Her research focus is on the impact of drug policies on rural development, public health, and armed conflict. She is currently the research coordinator for the Drug Policy area at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia), and is concentrating on mapping access to controlled medicines in Colombia and advocating for the right to health for populations affected by restricted availability. She is also involved in research and advocacy on cultivators and producers of illicit plants, and the implications of the Peace Agreement for drug policies in Colombia. She is also a member of the research collective ‘Consortium of drugs and the law’.