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Mariana G. Matus
President
PhD in Computational and Systems Biology, MIT, 2017

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Mariana works in the Alm Lab and she studies things you may consider gross -stool and sewage!- to learn about the human microbiome and its relationship to health. She holds a BSc in Genomics (UNAM) and a MSc in Biotechnology (Wageningen). Besides research, Mariana enjoys reading, meeting new people, exploring Boston and sleeping! She is originally from Mexico City and grew up in San Luis Potosi.

 

Lissy M. Giacoman
President
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2018

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Lissy is an MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, she was working at a strategy consulting firm for privately-owned businesses in Mexico. Lissy enjoys traveling and outdoor activities like obstacle races and scuba diving. She is originally from Monterrey.

 

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Maria Fernanda Sanchez Attolini
President
Master in Real Estate Development, MIT CRE, 2016

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Fernanda is interested in Real Estate development and investment, and entrepreneurship. She stands out for her drive, authenticity and high energy. Fernanda enjoys doing outdoor sports as well as organizing volunteering activities for fund raising and construction of educational facilities for public schools. She has a Civil Engineering undergrad degree and is originally from Querétaro. 

 

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VP of Communications
PhD in Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2017
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Jose Alberto is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering working in the modeling and optimization of microbial communities. In particular, he is working of designing an optimal algae cultivation process for biofuels production. He enjoys outdoors activities such as skiing, hiking, and sailing. He is originally from Saltillo.

 

JonathanJonathan Melchor
VP of Internal Affairs
M.S. in System Design and Management (SDM), MIT, 2017

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Jonathan is originally from Mexico City. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (IPN); and graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from CENIDET and University of Iowa. Jonathan has worked in the U.S. for over nine years. He is mainly interested in the design of complex products/systems. In his free time he enjoys running, hiking, traveling and salsa dancing.

 

 

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Luly Alcaraz Ochoa
President, Engineering School
Master in Technology and Policy, MIT, 2016

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Luly is interested in sustainability and its relationship to business. At TPP, her research focuses on decision making under uncertainty. She studied Chemical Engineering and then worked for two years as a research scientist in a Cambridge-area start-up. In her spare time, Luly enjoys reading, cycling, baking, hiking and dancing. She is originally from Guadalajara. 

 

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José Pablo Fernández de Lara
President, Sloan School of Management
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2016

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José Pablo is interested in entrepreneurship, venture capital and search funds. He is a doer, a business opportunist and a people person. He studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and then worked for 6 years as both Investment Banker and Strategic consultant. José Pablo enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as golf and soccer. He is originally from Puebla. 

 

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Mariana G. Matus
Vice-President
PhD in Computational and Systems Biology, MIT, 2017

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Mariana works in the Alm Lab and she studies things you may consider gross -stool and sewage!- to learn about the human microbiome and its relationship to health. She holds a BSc in Genomics (UNAM) and a MSc in Biotechnology (Wageningen). Besides research, Mariana enjoys reading, meeting new people, exploring Boston and sleeping! She is originally from Mexico City and grew up in San Luis Potosi.

 

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Maria Fernanda Sanchez Attolini
Treasurer
Master in Real Estate Development, MIT CRE, 2016

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Fernanda is interested in Real Estate development and investment, and entrepreneurship. She stands out for her drive, authenticity and high energy. Fernanda enjoys doing outdoor sports as well as organizing volunteering activities for fund raising and construction of educational facilities for public schools. She has a Civil Engineering undergrad degree and is originally from Querétaro. 

   

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Victor Hernandez-Gordillo
VP of Events
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT Biological Engineering Department

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Victor is originally from Chiapas. He holds a B.Sc. in Biotechnology (UNACH), a MSc. in Plant Pathology (OSU) and a PhD in Biology (Purdue University). His research is supported by DARPA and consists of “organs on a chip” for the analysis of drug toxicity and efficacy. Victor enjoys bringing together the Mexican community, watching science fiction and dancing.

 

JonathanJonathan Melchor
VP of Internal Affairs
M.S. in System Design and Management (SDM), MIT, 2017

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Jonathan is originally from Mexico City. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (IPN); and graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from CENIDET and University of Iowa. Jonathan has worked in the U.S. for over nine years. He is mainly interested in the design of complex products/systems. In his free time he enjoys running, hiking, traveling and salsa dancing.

 

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Jorge Valdez
Photofile Chair
Graduate student, MIT Biological Engineering Department

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Jorge is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering (Course XX) in Dr. Linda Griffith’s lab, focusing on how to exploit biomaterials and biochemistry to develop a platform for in vitro systems biology. When not in lab, Jorge is either practicing some form of Latin dancing or doing photography. Photo credits to him.

 

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Bernardo Orvañanos
VP of External Relations
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department

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Bernardo’s research focuses on the search and discovery of novel material structures using data mining techniques. He holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ITESM Guadalajara) and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (University of Michigan). In his free time, he enjoys playing squash. He is originally from Guadalajara.