Beatriz is an education designer, consultant, and entrepreneur with expertise in product management and global operations. Beatriz is originally from Mexico and moved to the U.S. to pursue her graduate education dreams. With over 20 years of professional experience, Beatriz has dedicated her career to building educational and training opportunities so students can reach their full potential and be ready for the jobs of the future.
Beatriz’s passion to support Latina and African American female students to advance their careers led her to co-sponsor and advise the creation of the Women Empower Institute within the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Throughout her career, Beatriz led projects and had diverse roles for organizations in the education, non-profit and cybersecurity industries including Cybrary, the University of Maryland, Laureate Education, Porter Novelli, the World Bank, the International Youth Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Cisco Systems. Her passion for mentorship, problem-solving, and creating opportunities for others led her to found and advise startups in edtech and retail.
Most recently, Beatriz co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of MindMatch, an online tutoring platform. As CEO, Beatriz built a diverse team of teachers and oversaw all aspects of the business including marketing, sales, finance, product development, information technology, and student success.
Beatriz believes in the transformational power of mentorship and education and is excited to support the Latina Professionals’ mission to support Latinas around the world to reach their full potential and open opportunities for all.
Beatriz is a first-generation college student, a graduate with Honors from Ibero University in Mexico. Beatriz also holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Beatriz is a life-long learner who enjoys coaching other Latinas to keep their ideas and projects moving forward. Beatriz is a piano player, loves Peloton classes, and enjoys cooking traditional Mexican dishes for her family and friends. Beatriz, her husband, and her young daughter live in Maryland.