Alexandra Walter was born Colombia in 1950, but has a dual Colombian and German nationality. Spanish is her mother tongue and she learned English in a bilingual school in her home city of Cali. Upon graduating, she received a scholarship to attend University of South Alabama (USA) where she studied to be a Chemistry teacher. Later, in Cali, she attended Universidad del Valle to study Modern Languages and recently the Universidad Autónoma for an intensive course in movie dubbing.
Professionally she has worked as writer, editor and translator. As part of her 30 years working for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, from where she retired in 2008, Alexandra gained experience in directing, producing and on-line editing of documentary videos, several of which were awarded international prizes.
But her passion lies in the world of poetry. She founded and has coordinated for the last 25 years the poetry group La Pacha Mama, whose slogan is “Drop the gun, raise a poem”. In 2011 she founded a poetry and music group that develops and presents recitals throughout her home country. The group was also invited to give presentations in Cuba (2017) and Spain (2018). Over the last 5 years, Alexandra has acted also as coordinator of the 20-some groups of poetry that develop events for the annual International Poetry Festival in Cali.