My passion for entrepreneurship and empowering others stems from my upbringing as the child of Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles. Growing up in a low-income, immigrant community, I witnessed firsthand the struggles my family and neighbors faced in accessing resources and opportunities.
Despite the odds, I set my sights on attending Pepperdine University, which seemed like a world away from where I grew up. Through hard work, support from my family and teachers, and a bit of luck, I achieved my goal and became the first in my family to graduate from college.
My experience as a first-generation college graduate and education professional ignited a desire to create opportunities for others. As a teacher, data analyst, research director, and founding nonprofit executive director, I have led teams in turning powerful ideas into tangible programs and products that provide value to people.
From raising $3M for a new organization to expanding a technology solution to reach 40,000 students, I am proud of the measurable impact I have made.
As I pursue an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, I am focused on deepening my skills in scaling organizations to achieve maximum impact. By fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, I hope to create organizations that drive positive change, deliver value, and create opportunities for others.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures, as well as spending time with my furry companion, Canela, a 100-pound Bernedoodle.
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