Adriana Victoria Mera Sotelo was born in Bogota, Colombia, studied Political Science, Do No Harm and peace building. She worked in the field of conflict, development and peacebuilding in Colombia for fifteen years. Nowadays, she is working in postconflict process in different regions of Colombia as part of international cooperation efforts. She is interested in peace processes with social communities and alternative ways for building peace. Her thesis was supervised by Norbert Koppensteiner.