Sandra Garcia Jaramillo is Associate professor at the School of Government at the University of Los Andes in Colombia. Her research focuses on social policy, children and adolescents well-being and education policy. Her research has been published in numerous international peer reviewed journals such as Review of Educational Research, International Journal of Educational Development, Child Indicators Research and Journal of Development Effectiveness. She is also coauthor of “Tras la Excelencia Docente: Cómo mejorar la calidad de la Educación para todos los Colombianos” (2014). She received her PhD in Social Work from Columbia University in 2007 and her MPA in 1999, also from Columbia University.