By Margo Fliss, Center for Economic Development Manager of Strategic Engagement
Santiago Juyo is the new Rural Entrepreneurship AmeriCorps VISTA at CED. He will work with our entrepreneurship team to deliver a series of workshops in rural Alaska.
Prior to joining CED, Santiago conducted research at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work aiming to improve healthcare practices for diabetes and Alzheimer patients in Los Angeles, as well as providing STEM educational support for students in East LA. Additionally, he has a background in banking and finance with USC Credit Union and First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Juyo has also worked at non-profits including Human Rights Watch, Habitat for Humanity, and various community groups in the greater LA and Washington D.C. areas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and in International Relations and the Global Economy from the University of Southern California.
We’re very excited to have Santiago as part of our team; his interest in economic development and poverty alleviation in traditionally underserved areas aligns well with our work, and we expect him to be an asset during the launch and delivery of our workshops!