Fellow | Harvard Berkman Klein Center
Beatriz is a doctoral student at Harvard Law School. Her research studies the governance of data collected in cities that might be of interest to local governments to deal with urban planning issues, increase local competition or better enforce the local laws – such as the data collected by mapping applications, ride-hailing companies, home-sharing companies or the data collected by all sorts of public contractors. She studies the legal framework that is suitable to govern data-sharing, its risks and opportunities and what this means for the power of local governments and communities to govern themselves and make meaningful choices about their future in a digital age. She will continue to this work while at the BKC. Beatriz completed her LL.M at Harvard Law School and her LL.B from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. After law school, Beatriz worked at a law firm, at Dejusticia, and she’s currently affiliated to a Y-combinator backed Fintech Startup in Colombia called Tpaga, which aims to offer payment services and tools to the large unbanked population of Latin America. While at Law School she also majored in classical piano. She ended up not getting the degree, but she still tries to play every now and then.