Andrea Linares is pursuing her Law Degree at Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. Currently she is in her third semester; she was awarded in 2009 and 2010 for high academic performance. She worked as an intern at the Embassy of Guatemala in Washington D.C. and the Military Attaché to the Embassy of Guatemala assisting with a variety of projects. Andrea also worked as an intern at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies assisting with research concerning civil military relations. She is interested in human rights, international affairs and conflict resolution.