Sandra Pellegrini is a Latin America Regional Specialist at ACLED. In her role, she supports the coding of political violence and protest events in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. She holds an International Master in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow and a Master of International Relations from KIMEP University Almaty. Her research interests include geopolitics, conflict prevention, minority rights and challenges faced by civil society organizations across Latin America and the post-Soviet space.