José Otero Freiría
Universidad de Stanford - Consultor Financiero en Parliament Capital Management
“The Foundation helped me solidify and fulfill my commitment to Puerto Rico. Thanks to them I was motivated to come back and develop my professional life here. I worked for many years in the private sector and afterwards I served as a leader in the public sector.”
Glorimar Martínez Alicea
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón - Empresas y Finanzas
“With the support of the José Jaime Pierluisi Foundation I was able to attend Sacred Heart University and complete my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I also received a second scholarship from the Foundation to complete my master’s degree in finance. Due to my preparation, I was able to succeed as Senior Risk Analyst at Banco Santander.
My academic preparation allowed me to pursue my ultimate dream: I established my own Theater Dance Group. Now I am fully dedicated to my organization and the children and youth of my community.”
Universidad de Puerto Rico MBA - Miembro actual de la Junta de Directores de la Fundación Jose Jaime Pierluisi
“The Foundation’s mission is key for the economic development of Puerto Rico. When I became part of the Foundation, José Jaime’s words inspired me. Consequently, I decided that I had to do more for my community, so I founded “La Milla Extra” (The Extra Mile) Foundation with my friends.
Our non-profit, based in Quebradillas, supports professional youth and promotes networking. “La Milla Extra” also focuses on providing economic development opportunities and mentoring students at the High School level.”
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón - Empresaria
Erika Reyes established her business, Café Cola’o, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Unlike other specialty shops, Café Cola’o offers its customers a selection of coffee beans to choose from. Afterwards, she founded the first Espresso Bartender (Barista) School in Puerto Rico. Recently, she was a key figure in the creation of the first Espresso Bartender School in the Dominican Republic.