Universidad del Rosario

Universidad del Rosario

February 25th at Universidad del Rosario

Site Leaders


 Fabiola Bachinelo 









Ana María Maldonado Ardila


Site Logistics

Friday evening reception address:

Casa Pedro Fermin: Calle 12C # 4-69, Bogotá.

The reception will go from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday competition address:

Universidad del Rosario, Sede ClaustroCalle 12C # 6-25, Bogotá.

The competition is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please arrive by 7:45 am with your laptop and charger. Food and rink will be provided throughout the day.

Hotel recommendations:



  • Grace Anne Ennis - Universidad del Rosario
  • María José Escobar Cárdenas - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Paula Marcela Marulanda - Universidad del Rosario
  • Sarah María Muñoz Cadena - Universidad del Rosario


A very big thank you to all of our volunteer judges. Without them, the simulation competition would not be possible.

  • Aura

    Aura Cifuentes

    (she/her) Strategic Ecosystem Manager / Professor; Data Analytics of Bogota - AGATA / Rosario University

    Aura Cifuentes graduated from the Externado de Colombia University, where she studied Government and International Relations. She has a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She has worked on issues related to Open Government, Public Innovation, and Digital Transformation for the last seven years. Her professional career in Colombia includes her leading high-level roles in the Digital Government Directorate of the Technology Ministry, the Public Innovation Team of the National Planning Department, and the Transparency and Anticorruption Observatory of the Presidency of the Republic. In France, she worked as an adviser at Etalab, the French Prime Minister taskforce in charge of Open Data; and as a Smart Cities consultant at the IT multinational Inetum. In the academy, she teaches the "Design and Analysis of Public Policy" and "Challenges and opportunities for an innovative public sector" classes at the Rosario and Los Andes universities in Bogota. In 2021, she was recognized as one of "the 31 influential young women in Colombian politics" by Konrad Adenauer and the Wom-en Foundations. Also, Apolitical and the WEF appointed her as one of the 50 most influential disruptive leaders in the world, thanks to her work driving public transformation during the pandemic.

  • Fernando

    Fernando Carriazo, Ph.D

    (he/him) Associate Professor; Universidad del Rosario-Department of International, Political, and Urban Studies

    Fernando Carriazo is an Associate Professor at the Department of International, Political, and Urban Studies in the Urban Management and Development Program (GDU) of Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics  from The Pennsylvania State University. Formerly, he was a researcher at the USDA-Economic Research Service, and a professor and researcher at the Economics Department at Uniandes.  At present, he is a board member of the Environment for Development-Colombia initiative (EfD-Colombia). His current research interests include the economic and spatial analysis of environmental externalities, the economics of pollution control and conservation policies, and the analysis of urban-rural linkages and their impact on regional development.

  • Santiago Saavedra

    Santiago Saavedra, Ph.D.

    (he/him) Associate Professor and MPP Director;

    Santiago is Associate Professor and MPP Director at the School of Economics, of Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He has a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. His research focus on the fields of Development and Environmental Economics. For example topics of illegal mining, deforestation, air pollution and eco-tourism. Santiago uses spatial data, satellite imagery and machine learning to answer research questions. He was one of the winners of the Google Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge 2019. 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Guidelines

The health and safety of all participants are a top priority. Vaccinations, boosters, and masks are not required for competition attendance, however, they are highly recommended. 

To protect not only the NASPAA community but the ones in which we live, let's work together to minimize the spread. Throughout the competition, please follow these safety tips:

  • Before leaving home:
    • Take a COVID test.
    • Consider getting vaccinated and boosted.
    • If you are not feeling well and are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, consider staying home.
    • Pack clean masks to wear indoors and during travel to the competition site.
  • While traveling:
    • Wear a mask in airports and while on public transportation.
    • Wash your hands frequently.
  • During the competition:
    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Use hand sanitizer.
    • Wear well-fitted face masks
    • When possible during after-hour events, sit outside and/or practice social distancing.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, body aches, loss of smell/taste, cough, chills, fever, etc) during your time at the competition, please isolate yourself and notify your site leaders.