Miriam Gonzalez




Fresno, California
Fun fact about yourself:
"I am a hopeless optimistic
 that always sees the glass
 of water half full."


Prior employer and job title:

US Department of State, Financial Management Officer

Describe one of the major accomplishments in your career so far:

Coming from a humble Mexican-American background and being the first woman in my entire family to graduate from college, study abroad in three different countries and start a career as a civil servant in the U.S. Federal Government, has been my major professional accomplishments so far since it has given me the opportunity to serve my country and manage projects at national and international levels.

What is the key factor that made you decide to enroll in the IO-MBA?

I always envisioned a professional career that provides an intersection between business and international affairs and the International Organizations MBA is one of the only programs that provides that unique balance. Professionally, my goal has been to become a change agent in International Organizations and this MBA program is providing me with the necessary skills to become the transformational leader that I aspire to be.

What do you plan to do after IO-MBA?

After the IO-MBA program, I want to become a leader in Strategic Partnerships for International Organizations. I envision myself managing and coordinating successful cross – sector partnerships that collaborate in sustainable development projects to find innovative ways to provide a higher impact to those that need help the most in our society.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

In five years from now, I see myself moving up the career latter as a Director of an International Organization managing innovative development projects in Latin America and starting an NGO with a focus on women economic empowerment.


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