María José Arango Salazar was a winter intern at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

Before joining the O’Neill Institute, she worked as an intern at the District Women’s Secretariat of Bogotá, helping in the implementation of the District’s Public Policy for Women and Gender Equality. Currently, Arango Salazar is a member of the Women’s Law Clinic of the Universidad de Los Andes School of Law in Colombia where she provides legal assistance to women in vulnerable situations.

This past year she worked on her thesis, carrying out research on the lack of access to medicines as a global health problem and analyzing the Colombian regulatory framework regarding the different mechanisms to ensure access to patented medicines. She is passionate about equality, public health, gender issues, human rights, and public policy.

Arango Salazar is currently awaiting graduation as a lawyer with a minor in journalism from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.

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