Cristina is passionate about creating impact through disruptive technology and entrepreneurship. She has a diverse background in business and marketing, having worked with early stage companies, corporate clients and ground-breaking startups. Her experiences range from working at Ogilvy & Mather's HQ and Jimmy Choo's HQ in New York City, to being part of the founding team at Equity-Crowdfunding platform EarlyShares in Miami. The latter focuses on growing access to funding for Miami's ever growing start-up community and democratizing access to real estate investing. At Earlyshares, she became an expert in new Crowdfunding regulations (JOBS act, 2012), a promising way to raise capital for startups and small businesses across the U.S.A. In her role as Marketing lead, she helped create and promote fundraising campaigns for many clients like ClassWallet, Boatsetter, and multiple real estate developments. More recently, Cristina was part of the Uber Miami Marketing team, managing social media accounts, establishing partnerships with local influentials and implementing global Marketing strategies at a local level. Cristina earned a BS in Management with a concentration in Marketing and Information Design Corporate Communications from Bentley University in Massachusetts. She aspires to complete a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition by 2016. She is from the Dominican Republic and lives in Miami, Florida. You can follow her on Instagram here.
Catherine is an entrepreneur that uses her skills to help others unlock their true potential through creativity and mindfulness. She was named as a "Top Food Tech Entrepreneur To Watch In NYC" by AlleyWatch. Catherine is laser focused on behavioral change and food policy; and at the heart of it all is her passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and communications. Catherine worked on corporate and political media campaigns in New York City and Miami for President Barack Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Hispanic agency of record for General Motors, PepsiCo, Jägermeister, Ralph Lauren, HSN, among others. She has spearheaded the branding and launch for accelerator programs empowering women in technology, start-ups looking to promote healthy eating, and non-profits focused on legal assistance. Catherine has expertise in landing high-profile public engagements, ranging from interviews with Vogue to People en Español to panels held at Harvard Law School and AlleyNYC. Catherine is completing her Masters Degree in Food Policy from New York University (NYU) and earned her BA in International Relations and Politics from Coventry University, England. She is originally from the Dominican Republic and grew up in Switzerland and Belgium partially. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of GreenHopping and is co-founding her third company, GRACEx, a sacred space for female minds to unite, create, and inspire. She is a regular public speaker and was most recently published by TIME Magazine. You can follow her on Instagram here.
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