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Our Team.

Matthew Barfield : Program Director
Matthew graduated with a degree in International Relations with Spanish from the University of Birmingham. Before founding Intern Colombia, Matthew worked as a Consultant at a FTSE 250 company in London. He has also lived in Spain where he spent a year studying at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and perfected his Spanish. Matthew first fell in love with Colombia when he visited the country in 2009 during a 3-month tour of South America, and is determined to help change the image of the country around the world through international education.

Languages: English (Native) & Spanish

Catalina Ortiz Intern Colombia
Catalina Ortiz
Admissions & Partnerships Manager
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Catalina Ortiz : Admissions & Partnerships Manager
Catalina graduated from Sergio Arboleda University and the University of Medellín in Forensic Science. Before joining Intern Colombia, she worked in Bogotá with a security company as a Risk Analyst in field investigations. Her native language is Spanish and she has an upper-intermediate level in English. In her free time, Catalina enjoys developing her skills in photography, filming and editing videos because she wants to show how people can experience Colombia through her audiovisual content. Her  last trip was to Nilo, Cundinamarca where she discovered three waterfalls and part of the Magdalena river. 

Languages: Spanish (Native) and English

Natalia Burgos Intern Colombia
Natalia Burgos
Events & Cultural Coordinator
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Natalia Burgos : Events & Cultural Coordinator

Natalia is a History student at the University of Antioquia. She is passionate about local culture and gastronomy, loves reading and Colombian literature - her favorite writer is Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She is excited to be able to show the best of Colombia to foreigners and change their perspectives through tourism.

Languages : Spanish (Native) and English

Fernanda Gaitán Intern Colombia
Fernanda Gaitán
Events & Cultural Coordinator
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Fernanda Gaitán : Events & Cultural Coordinator

Fernanda is from Bogotá and is a graduate in Marketing and Advertising. She is passionate about travel & nature. Fernanda joined Intern Colombia to have the opportunity to show you her city, its historical essence, its diversity and its infinite ways of life. She looks forward to sharing & creating new experiences and sharing unforgettable moments.

Languages : Spanish (Native) and English

Matthew Barfield
Program Director
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