Lorena Guzman has a BA in psychology from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a MA in Migration Mental Health and Social Care from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. She has nine years of experience working and researching about human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Mexico, the UK and Egypt with a particular interest in urban settings in the global south. She has been primarily focused on delivering and developing holistic psychosocial interventions as case worker, manager, program developer and researcher with particular emphasis on community interventions, unaccompanied minors and SGBV survivors. Other areas of interest are related to advocate for expanding and improving social services available for vulnerable populations and building the capacities of partner organizations and communities. Livelihood strategies of refugees in the global south as well as refugee participation and governance are two other mayor areas of her interest.