Cristina Vélez

Cristina Vélez Vieira (b. Medellín, Colombia) is a digital social researcher. Her work lies at the intersection of platform research and social movements in Latin America, building the field through the design of tools and methodologies. She has co-founded and led pioneering initiatives in the region, such as Linterna Verde and the Lupas Project at Puentes, which support civil society organizations and journalists with social listening tools, insights, and training. Her new initiative, Las Escuchadoras, brings together a network of female digital researchers working in 6 countries at the crossroads of gender and data equity. Cristina has 15 years of experience in the civic tech/transparency community, working at Transparency International (TI-S), The Engine Room, and La Silla Vacía. She is a political scientist with a Masters in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance as a Heinrich Böll Stiftung fellow. She serves on the board of the Karisma Foundation.