MKB Consultores S.C. / Co-Founder & Managing Partner / Miami, Mexico City, Havana / September 2021-Present
•Providing various services including: strategy & management consuntancy, political risk analysis and public policy and legal counseling.
Nearshore Americas / Investment & Policy Editor (remote) / Guilford, Connecticut (U.S.) / February 2021-Present
•Covering the nearshore technology services industry and regulatory frameworks in Central America and the Caribbean.
•Conducting market research for various clients. Deliverables include valuable insights from specific research projects, synthesis of consumer insights and competitive intelligence.
Independent Analyst (Political Risk, Policy Analysis, Market Research) / Havana (Cuba) / April 2020-September 2021
•Providing in-depth analysis in the fields of political risk and foreign policy in Cuba and broader Latin America.
•Clients include the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Government of Jamaica), The Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Analytica, Ground Truth Intelligence and DaMina Advisors.
Foreign Brief / Daily Brief Analyst, Editor (remote) / Canberra (Australia) / April 2020-January 2021
•Conducted research on critical economic, political and strategic global developments.
•Reviewed and edited staff writers’ weekly articles prior to publication.
•Conducted research for the ‘Twenty Twenty’ podcast, produced in partnership with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (U.S.).
Citykleta / Social Impact Lead / Havana (Cuba) / November 2018-April 2020
•Coordinated the design of social impact projects for Citykleta, a startup working to produce progressive urban mobility practices through an enhanced use of bikes in Havana.
University of Vermont (UVM) / Program Advisor / Burlington, Vermont (U.S.)-Havana (Cuba) / September 2018-May 2019
•Contributed to the planning and development of a UVM sociology seminar in Havana.
•Engaged with students and faculty members in policy discussions and briefed them before meetings with leading academics, civil society organizations and government institutions in Cuba.
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning / Project Assistant, Translator & Interpreter / Havana (Cuba) / September 2016-September 2017
•Assisted in the interpretation of guest speakers and coordinated logistical issues with faculty members during various architecture and history seminars in Cuba.
•Acted as translator, program and research assistant for ‘Project Alamar’ (Interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Grant).
Universidad de la Habana / Havana (Cuba) / June 2019
- B.A. in Philosophy (Licenciatura en Filosofía) focused on political philosophy and public & international affairs.
- Joined the Presidential Inauguration Program at the Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington D.C. (U.S.). This selective course takes place every four years to engage international participants in discussions, lectures and briefing sessions on a broad framework of domestic and international policy matters.
- Selected to participate in the Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean: an educational and exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Kingston, Jamaica.
Spanish – Native Speaker / English – Fluent / French – Conversant