Department of Economics
Advisor: CWU Women in Business
I come from a diverse cultural and academic background. I was born here in the US and also had the privilege of being raised throughout the Americas and Europe, due to my father’s diplomatic position with Spain.
I attended Coral Gables Senior High, in Miami, and selected the University of Florida for my undergraduate studies. After attaining a dual BFA with Honors in Oil Painting and Graphic Design from UF, I enrolled in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing program, also graduating with Honors. I later completed my PhD in International Business.
Throughout my professional career I have worked nationally and internationally for prestigious firms within the scope of graphic design, marketing, political liaising and public relations. I am fluent in English, Spanish and French, and I have an A.C.E. certification from Adobe as well as a M.O.U.S. certification from Microsoft in the Expert level, which enable me to be an instructor for Adobe and Microsoft products, respectively.
During my position as Marketing and Administration Manager for Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade (BHCC), one of my roles was that of Creator, Editor and Designer of The Voice of The Caribbean, BHCC’s very own monthly newspaper, first launched on January 2012, when I became employed by the medical center. I also promoted the company through marketing campaigns launched in conjunction with many local and national events within South Florida. It was through these events, and a focused sponsorship campaign, that I was able to procure approximately $200,000 in donations and $4,725,000 in grants for the Not-For-Profit, Federally Qualified Medical Center. As part of my BHCC duties, I acted as Chair of the Company’s Committee, Chair of the Company’s Gala Committee and Non-Clinical Co-Chair of Logistics of the Yearly Emilio Lopez Health Fair.
I have been published in three International Poetry collection books. Nationally, I wrote, designed, researched and published a book on the history of BHCC in 2012. I am currently awaiting publication in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education for a research paper I have completed on Business Computing Skills being taught in the classroom vs. online and how attendance affects overall grades.
I currently lecture at Central Washington University and serve as a Hispanic Achievers State of Florida Ambassador as well as Advisor to the Women In Business Club. I donate my time as one of the Directors on the Board of The Clymer Foundation, a local non-profit museum and gallery foundation. I am a passionate mixed martial arts athlete, hiker and kayaker. I enjoy traveling the world and taking on large format oil painting projects.
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