Viviana OquendoGraduate Student and PhD Student
Viviana Oquendo is a Colombian Fulbright grantee pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Oregon State University. She worked as an MSc in Economic Sciences, supporting several areas of public policy, until her personal life unveiled her passion for peacebuilding and rural welfare. As a Ph.D. candidate, she is researching how rural development can promote a culture of peace in countries that are overcoming civil war (such as her own home country). She acknowledges how public policy has influenced her life, so she wants to serve as a policy analyst for peacebuilding purposes.