Cristina de Nicolás Izquierdo is an Americas team researcher. She is a political scientist specialized in Conflictology, humanitarian action and forced migration, with 20 years of experience in governance and multisectoral leadership, civil society capacity development, and management of humanitarian missions, particularly in conflict and unstable post crisis. Additionally, she has provided technical assistance in governance to countries recipients of Global Fund and currently teaches humanitarian practitioners and UN staff about forced migration, international humanitarian law, and ethics in humanitarian work and in development cooperation. She has a MA on Refugee Protection & Forced Migration with the University of London. Cristina is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Russian."