Laura Jaramillo is an Advisor and Mission Chief for Somalia in the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund. Since joining the IMF in 2002, she has worked on surveillance, programs, and technical assistance for a range of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Her research interests include fiscal policy, productivity, and growth. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Jaramillo worked at the Ministry of Finance of Colombia. Ms. Jaramillo was a Fulbright Scholar and did her graduate studies at Princeton University.