Title: Impact Investing Intern, Sauder S3i
Maria, who also goes by her nickname Loli, is finishing her undergraduate degree specializing in Finance and International Business at the University of British Columbia. She comes from Mexico City, where she developed an understanding of diverse social and environmental issues as well as a desire to prevent/solve them. Throughout her life, she has been involved with volunteering groups in her community. She became passionate in social entrepreneurship and sustainable development after doing an internship with a social enterprise in Medellin, Colombia, where she found the way to connect both of her interests: starting a business and making a positive impact.
During her time in UBC, she also joined the Social Enterprise Club and interned at the BDC Bank in Canada, collaborating with the underwriting team to conduct due diligence on small and medium enterprises. She is excited to research more about the possibilities as well as benefits that impact investing brings to entrepreneurs, investors, communities and the environment, among others.