Sandra Segall is an Associate Expert in Gender at the Colombian Office of the High Commissioner for Peace. She is seconded to the Colombian government by the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and based in Bogotá. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Umeå University and has a bachelor’s degree in the same field. During the course of her studies and career she has lived in several places around the world: Arkhangelsk (Russia), Auckland (New Zealand), Hamburg (Germany), Kosovo, Umeå and Stockholm (Sweden), Washington DC (US), Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Santiago (Chile) and Bogotá (Colombia).
From 2013 to 2015, Sandra lived in Chile where she worked in communications and managed a grassroots project for women’s rights in Latin America. Sandra has been a journalist for the Chilean digital newspapers El Ciudadano and The Santiago Times. In 2016, she lived in Auckland where she worked in communications at the Foundation for Peace Studies New Zealand. Sandra has been a graduate intern with UN-Habitat’s Kosovo office and the Organization of American State’s Special Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP-OAS). In 2017, she was awarded the Olof Palme Memorial Fund Scholarship to fund her internship with the UN. Sandra is fluent in English, Spanish and Swedish.