Marisol Rodriguez^’15SPS

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Marisol Rodriguez ’15SPS has over 12 years of experience in Design innovation and human-centric design methodologies. Early in her career, she worked in product development and research reports for brands like Nike, Verizon, Energizer, Colgate, Omron, Unicef, WRI, and WWF. She currently partners with start-ups, non-profits, and social enterprises, focusing on products and business models that are bridging the gap between technology, aggregate data, and sustainable development, in the sectors of healthcare, smart cities, energy access, and micro-finance.

Ms. Rodriguez holds a bachelor in Industrial Design from the University of Los Andes ’05, an M.S. in Sustainability Management ’15 from Columbia University, and is a Think Swiss fellow from the University of Geneva. Since 2010, she has been an active speaker and workshop lecturer of Design Thinking and sustainable business at Daegu University (South Korea), The Earth Institute, Bronx Community College and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

See Marisol in action at #StartupColumbia

2017 Columbia Venture Competition