Our Team

Patricio Goldstein | Editor-in-Chief
Patricio is a second year student in the Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to coming to the Kennedy School, Patricio was a Strategic Communications Advisor in the Office of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Government of Argentina. He also previously worked as an Economic Analyst for the Center for Financial Research at Universidad Torcuato di Tella. He has a keen interest on the political economy of trade liberalizations and industrial policy. Patricio also enjoys running, playing and listening to music, and reading philosophy.

Patricia Yanes | Managing Editor
Patricia is a first year MPA/ID student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously she worked at the Center for International Development at Harvard University doing economic research on topics such as poverty and labor market. Really interested in Latin America, she also worked at the Macroeconomic Studies Department at CAF, Development Bank of Latin America and as doing policy and data analysis at the Education Department in the State of Miranda, Venezuela. Patricia is an Economist from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) with a Masters in Political and Governmental Studies from Universidad Metropolitana.

Laura Olivera Garrido | Executive Editor
Laura is a second year MPA/ID student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Laura worked in the Macroeconomic Analysis Unit at the Central Bank of Peru elaborating forecasts and sector analysis pieces for the Inflation Report. She also worked in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice at the World Bank in Washington, DC. She performed monitoring tasks for Central American countries and contributed in the book “Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Electricity Subsidies in Central America”. Beyond macroeconomics, Laura also has a strong interest in Industrial Organization issues. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru and enjoys singing, cooking peruvian food and travelling.

Cesar Pabon Camacho | Editorial Development Director
Cesar is an MPA-ID 2020 Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Previously, Cesar worked as advisor of the Ministry of Planning of the Government of Colombia, where he coordinated the implementation for the full adoption of an integral regulatory policy at the Executive Branch in the Colombian Government. He also worked as Macroeconomic Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance in Colombia and at Fedesarrollo, a think tank based in Bogota, where he was involved in the elaboration of periodical macroeconomic reports and participated in thorough research. Cesar holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a dual master’s degree in economics and public policy from Universidad de Los Andes. He has a keen interest in topics related to industrial policy, monetary policy and economic growth.

Luciana de la Flor | Editorial Development Director

Omar Ghurra | Managing Director
Omar is a second year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS). Prior to HKS, he was involved in both national and international development research projects first at the Social and Economic Research Center of Universidad de Piura (Lima, Peru), and at Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). He was also part of the Economic Studies Department team at the Central Bank of Peru (BCRP) where he was involved in the elaboration of official macroeconomic reports published by the BCRP and the conduction of research projects. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de Piura (Lima Campus) and has a keen interest in topics related to economic growth, productivity and competitiveness.

Victoria Orozco | Managing Director
Victoria is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before joining the Kennedy School, Victoria worked in the public sector in Argentina as chief advisor in the Development and Productive Planning Undersecretariat at the Ministry of Production.  Previously, she worked as an analyst in the Latin American think tank CIPPEC, conducting research on the experimental design of public policies. Victoria has a deep interest in social policy-making and the policy implementation challenges that developing countries face. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a Master in Economics’ candidate at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Camilo Enciso | Senior Editor
Camilo holds Juris Doctor (JD) and  International Relations (BSc) degrees from Universidad del Rosario (2006) and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University (2010). He is a student in the Mid Career Masters in Public Administration of Harvard Kennedy School. He has broad experience in white collar crime, human rights and international law. Between October 2014, and March 2017, he was the Secretary for Transparency of the Colombian Government, where he coordinated and implemented the National Anticorruption Strategy. From April 2011 to October 2013 he was the Regulation Director of the Productive Transformation Program of the Ministry of Commerce. Since March, 2017, Mr. Enciso works as a consultant for companies, governments and projects in different Latin American countries, including Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru. In 2017 he founded the International Institute for Anti Corruption Studies and the Latin American Compliance Network, which he leads.

Laura Cohen Escobar | Senior Editor
Laura is the Director of Latin America and Iberia at Harvard Business School Executive Education, and is concurrently pursuing a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School. In her role at HBS, Laura works with large  Latin American and Iberian organizations on growth challenges and executive development. She is also an advisor to the Alcaldia de Medellin for Medellin Bilingüe. Laura is Co-Founder of Hult Prize Colombia, a $1M social entrepreneurship competition that asks university student to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Laura holds a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Trinity College in Connecticut, and an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College.

Emilia Reyes | Senior Editor

Carlos Ortiz | Senior Editor