"Nothing will work unless you do"- Maya Angelou
I was born in the trade,
fell in love with the world,
and this is my story
Each of us is born with a unique destiny, shaped by the circumstances of our birth and the opportunities that come our way. Some are blessed with an abundance of good fortune, while others must work hard to overcome obstacles and setbacks. But regardless of where we start, we all have the potential to shine bright and achieve greatness.
So, let us not be defined by the stars we are given or the challenges we face. Let us instead focus on what we can control: our actions, our choices, and our determination to succeed. For it is through our efforts that we can turn our stars into shining beacons, lighting the way for others to follow.
Education | Business | TECH
An inherited trait
I come from a family of trailblazers, who defied their circumstances and pursued their dreams to achieve remarkable success. My maternal grandparents, born into poverty, shattered all societal expectations and built Benquil, a thriving family business that has stood the test of time for over 40 years. Together, they proved that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
My mother, a pharmacist by profession, inherited the entrepreneurial spirit and used her expertise to start several healthcare businesses that have positively impacted countless communities. She even played a key role in founding a regionally renowned commercial cooperative of pharmacies. Similarly, my father grew up in a disadvantaged neighborhood, but he refused to let his circumstances hold him back. He climbed the social ladder and ultimately became a respected lawyer admitted to The Bar Association of Puerto Rico. Throughout his career, he fought tirelessly for justice, fairness, and equality for all.
Their stories are a testament to the power of resilience and the courage to pursue one's dreams, no matter the odds. Their legacy inspires me to follow in their footsteps and make a positive impact on the world.
I owe my professional career to them.
Inspired by their example, I have developed a deep passion for education as the foundation of personal and societal growth, social business as a fair method of wealth creation and dissemination, and technology as an enabler of progress. After completing my Dual Master's in International Business from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico, USA and Foro Europeo de la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, I ventured into the world of exponential technologies to pursue my interests in Edtech, Artificial Intelligence, and self-sustainable businesses that address social problems and challenge the status quo.
My work in this field has fostered a strong commitment to technological innovation, and I am honored to have been recognized as one of the Top 30 by the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF). Moving forward, I am determined to continue creating systems and models that benefit humanity. To this end, I possess the following qualifications: