Born and raised in California, I consider myself a global citizen.
I started my career in China, and now live and work in Chile, where I teach university courses on social entrepreneurship and innovation, lead workshops and seminars for universities and companies, translate bilingual events (English/Spanish), and collaborate with entrepreneurs to transform technical presentations into memorable experiences.
In everything I do, I aim to inspire, train and collaborate with the next generation of global leaders.
My qualifications include a Diplomado en Creatividad e Innovación desde el Diseño, Ia Ingeniería y los Negocios, from the design school of Chile’s top-ranked university, Pontificia Universidad Católica, and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!)
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How did I get here?
After graduating from Berkeley, I moved to China to teach English at a university in Jiaxing, a “small town” of about a million people near Shanghai.
For four years, I gained experience in many industries, including advertising, consulting, corporate social responsibility, and education — all while learning Chinese.
In Beijing and Shanghai, I consulted for well-known brands — including Anglo-American, Bayer, Lenovo, and Suzlon Energy — and worked alongside entrepreneurs exploring China’s vast but challenging market.
In mid-2011, I was ready to pursue my interest in Latin America again, and a great opportunity arose: an invitation to join a solar energy startup that was selected for Start-Up Chile, a government-sponsored entrepreneurship program.
Start-Up Chile placed me at the center of the startup scene and gave me the opportunity to speak at events all over the country. Here I re-discovered my enthusiasm for the classroom, and soon started teaching university courses and public workshops.
These days I’m based at Co-Work, a collaborative office in Santiago, where I work alongside entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Chile has reached a great moment in its development as an entrepreneurial nation. Thanks to strong support from the government, universities and companies, each person has the opportunity to be part of this dynamic ecosystem.
To compete on the constantly changing global stage, I believe that the most important skill is the ability to create unexpected connections between cultures, ideas, industries and people. We need a new generation of professionals that’s ready to step into new roles as true architects of change.
To join us, contact me today: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to chatting soon!
I’ve been writing on this site since 2009. Here are some of my all-time favorite posts.
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