María José is a last semester government and public affairs student at Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia. She has a minor in International Studies and has always been interested in international development, innovation, the power of education and the impact the public sector can have on political and social matters. She enjoys participating in academic conferences, hanging out with her friends and exploring the places she travels to. In her free time, she is also a student teacher and seeks to help other students through education. Currently, she is working on her co-funded social venture project named Lucha. Lucha seeks to empower young women in Colombia in order to achieve higher education through exam prep and academic tutoring.