Why did you decide to join Centro as an MBA Advisor?
Prior to Centro, I was a volunteer consultant for other startups in the East and South Bay. I knew that I wanted to continue to work with small
I was really energized by Arturo Noriega’s vision, so I joined Centro’s first cohort in the summer of 2010.
What business did you advise?
I worked with Christine Doerr of Neo Cocoa, a Bay
How has Centro impacted your career trajectory?
Working with Centro showed me many of the barriers small businesses face in preparing to obtain and qualify for capital in the Bay Area which led me to pursue a career in small business finance.
I am now a loan officer with Pacific Community Ventures. PCV drives community wealth and economic change through a unique ecosystem that provides advice and capital to small businesses, impact evaluation, and research and policy.