Affiliated with her country's Green Party, this member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia also served from 2005 until 2008 as Mayor of the Chapinero division of Bogotá, Colombia.
She earned her law degree from the University of La Sabana in Chia, Colombia.
She served on the Bogotá City Council beginning in 2011 and was a co-founder of Colombia's left-wing Independent Democratic Pole party.
She was the first openly lesbian politician to hold national office in Colombia.
She and Senator Luis Carlos Galan both had prominent political careers in Colombia.