Brigitte Baptiste is a Colombian biologist. She was director for 10 years of the Alexander Von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute and currently serves as Chancellor of Universidad Ean, a higher education institution focused in sustainable entrepreneurship. She is considered an expert in environmental issues and biodiversity and she is an important leader in gender diversity, being recognized for her participation as a transgender woman in international conferences related to these issues. She has also been a reference in achieving important bridges between politics, academia and science. She has recently been engaged in several projects related to gender equality and inclusion, launching a fund to support LGTBI and transgender people to access higher education.