Project Description

Mariana Santos
Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública

She is an avid believer that innovation and entrepreneurship are the building blocks for economic development in our generation. As a true millennial, she wishes to dedicate her knowledge and experience towards actions that benefit others, giving a true meaning to her own life. Her interest is especially in social innovation and public policy renovation.  Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, she appreciates the importance of the social development of the bottom of the pyramid. Academically, she studied Government at Georgetown University, focusing on decision-making and social psychology and got her master degree in Public Administration and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Government and Public Transformation. As for her professional experience, she works in the State Legislative branch, managing the Independent Legislative group´s operational budget and supervising social commitment budget allocation. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship in economic development, she founded The Dress Market, a dress rental store for weddings, proms and other events where she implemented a sharing profit model based on collaborative economy. She has contributed in distinct citizen based groups in the development of government-NGO collaboration plans. She wishes to participate, exchange ideas and learn from leaders around the world in order to revolutionize the way people think about government and citizen participation.