Ms. Arenas received her PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School in 2008. While pursuing her PhD, she was a Latin American Studies Visiting Scholar from 2005-2006 at Stanford University Arenas obtained her undergraduate degree in Spain from Complutense University and earned two master’s degrees in Colombia from the Universidad de los Andes, one in journalism and the other in public administration. Arenas studied under a Fulbright scholarship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she obtained a master’s degree in public policy. Arenas has a background in television journalism. She has also worked for the Colombian Ministry of Environment.