Founding member of Symba, social impact tech startup breaking barriers to the workforce through remote internship programs. Master in Management from IE Business School, specialized in digital business and social entrepreneurship. Young professional with a demonstrated history of creating value through innovative communications, program management, and strategy implementation.
My biggest accomplishment has been becoming a first generation college graduate and making my parents proud for their sacrifices as immigrants living in the U.S.
Not at all! As an international relations student, my focus was on international development. In fact, I began my professional career at The World Bank. I always knew, however, that I wanted to create opportunities for underserved communities – at first while working for a renowned international organization and now as a social entrepreneur.
I had been working at The World Bank for two years and as a founding member of Symba for one year. I knew that in order to take the next step in my career I had to equip myself with managerial and entrepreneurial skills in order to best support my startup team.
By talking to recent Master in Management graduates and learning first-hand about their experiences and post-grad journeys.
The number one factor for me was the deep entrepreneurial focus that IE Business School offers. The opportunity to develop my startup through IE’s Venture Day, Entrepreneurship courses, and countless mentors proved to be invaluable.
A remote internship platform, Symba is led by a young and diverse team and is building a platform with the purpose of opening up the workforce. Symba helps businesses adapt to the future of work—adopting remote operations, investing in the next generation of talent, and committing to diversity and inclusion.
On Symba’s Remote Internship Platform, companies have the power to curate their internship experiences entirely online. We enable companies to easily onboard interns, create and assign projects, monitor progress and provide feedback, and engage participants through a community feature.
Using Symba, companies have been able to scale internship programs by 600%, increase conversion rates, and meet diversity and inclusion goals. In addition to remote internships, Symba can support fellowships, bootcamps, accelerators, and ambassador programs.
When you are done learning, you are done…
We have just closed our first round of fundraising and are now at an exciting stage in our startup. We are growing our team and focusing on our business development efforts. As Head of Business Development, I’m specifically focused on bringing more exciting customers and partners in order to further support internship programs worldwide!
In five years, I see myself creating a space for Latina entrepreneurs in the U.S. to gain valuable support and mentorship in their own startup journey.