Maria Victoria is a Colombian and Spanish citizen with a substantial and wide range of professional experience working with academic, non-profit, private and public institutions, in LA, the U.S. and Spain/Europe. Her work has ranged from engaging in policy design and implementation, to participating in community building and development interventions. She is an international consultant in evaluation at the IDB. Currently lives in Colombia and works as researcher at the the Escuela Superior de Administration Pública-ESAP. Miss Whittingham earned a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and an Advanced certificate in Latin American Social and Public Policy from the CLAS at the same University. Before that she studied at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia where she graduated as Psychologist, and as Specialist in HR Management.
She has published several articles and chapters in books and is member of The Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD), and the Latin American and Caribbean professional network in Management by Results for Development (CoPLAC-GpRD).