Santiago Cepeda is a poet, novelist and storyteller. He is the author of “Arder no ha sido luz” winner of the National Poetry Award 2010, “Revelado”, novel with which he obtained the Young Spain-Colsanitas Embassy 2010 Novel Award, and “Deshojando”, ilustrated story made in colaboration with Jose Alejandro Arboleda.
Children Neurologist. He is the director of the Colombian Institute of Neuroscience in Bogotá. Ex President of Latin American society of Neuropsychology (SLAN). University teacher for more than 20 years in Neurology, Neuropediatry, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation. Author of several books, articles and papers in National and International Congresses, emphasised in Epilepsy and Learning Disorders.
Architect and Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Los Andes University, Bogotá. Graduated in technique teaching in architecture schools and Ph. D in architecture in the Barcelona School of Architecture. His research work has been based on: architecture education and teaching, application of information technologies in architecture teaching, and technological innovation in constructive processes. Since 1997 he’s been working in Los Andes University's Architecture Department. He is currently the Dean of that department in that same university.
Juan Andrés Ospina
Juan Andrés Ospina is a colombian musician that began his studies in the Pontifician Xaverian University in Bogotá, Colombia. Then, he moved to Barcelona to study classical music in the "Escola D' Angel Soler" and jazz in the "Taller de Musics". He obtained a scholarship to study in Berklee College of music, where he was awarded with the "Jazz Performance Award" and the "Herb Pomeroy Award". He graduated in 2007 with the distinction of "Summa Cum Laude".
In 2009, he published his first album "BBB: Barcelona, Bogotá, Boston". Later on, he began working as a producer and arranger with acknowledged singers and bands. He has performed in very important stages such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and several festivals in Europe, Japan and Latin America. His music has been interpreted by important groups. Today, he is working in the project "Inténtalo Carito" along with his brother Nicolás Ospina.
Oscar Iván Zuluaga
Oscar Iván Zuluaga is an economist who graduated from the Pontifician Xaverian University in Bogotá, Colombia. He has a Masters Degree in Public Finances in the Exeter University in England. He began his career in Pensilvania, Colombia by acquiring the charge of the councilor, and then the major. In 2002, he was elected Senator with one of the highest number of votes in the country.
In February 2007 he was designated Minister of Finance of the country, and was named Best Minister of the year twice. He was also recognized as the Best Minister of Finance in Latin America in 2009.
Carlos Aparicio is a specialist in the academic, administrative and financial education. He is a certified public accountant from the Central University with a diploma in financial and administrative management. He also has advanced studies in management and strategic leadership in the University of the Andes, where he also earned his Masters in university management. Also, he has a background of higher learning in governance and political management at George Washington University.
He has worked as director and teacher in different areas in universities such as the Central University, and the University of the Andes. He has also been founder and board member of important organizations and institutions, such as Plan Foundation, an organization to help children and youth. He's currently an advisor to the deputy minister of Higher Education, International Consultant Pan American Association of Educational Credit Institutions, and academic couple Ministry of National Education of Colombia.
Sergio Barrera earned his undergraduate degree at the University of the Andes in civil engineering. He then earned a master's degree at the University of Louisville in environmental engineering. Furthermore, he made a study for waste management in the environmental and health center in Japan. He has made major courses related to this topic around the world. Today, he is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Andes where he has been awarded best professor in the faculty and best professor of civil and environmental engineering several times.