Zara Snapp was born in Mexico, raised in the United States and currently lives in Mexico City. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was a Truman Scholar and Public Service Fellow. She has worked for diverse organizations such as the Kellogg Foundation, the National Democratic Institute, the Denver Tent City Initiative and Mi Casa Resource Center on issues of comprehensive sexuality education, housing and homelessness, judicial reform and democracy and governance programs. As part of the Secretariat of the Global Commission, Zara focuses on communications, Latin America and international drug policy reform. Zara is the author of Dictionary of Drugs, published by Ediciones B in 2015 in Mexico.