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Alfonso Rojas-Alvarez

 Alfonso Rojas-Alvarez    Alfonso Rojas-Alvarez
Sacramento Small Business Lending & Financial Capacity

Born and raised in Costa Rica, I first got involved in public issues while doing my major in Political Science at the University of Costa Rica. I have also studied finance and economics to complement my knowledge with a broader business-oriented and quantitative perspective. From 2010 to 2013, I was an advisor to the Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica, and by working alongside the President, had the opportunity to grasp the impact that small business and nonprofits have in a developing society.


Hernando Buitrago

Hernando BuitragoHernando Buitrago
Digital Strategy

Hernando is an MBA Student at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College. He joins One PacificCoast Foundation as the Digital Strategy Intern.  His experience includes working as a PR and Marketing Associate for the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and supporting the marketing efforts of the Center for Socially Responsible Business at Mills College.


Shannon Chapman

Shannon ChapmanShannon Chapman
Social & Environmental Impacts Data Specialist

Shannon Chapman graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Pacific with dual degrees in Applied Economics and International Development. During her first year, she was selected as one of the ten 2011 Ambassador Corps recipients, interning for two months in South Africa with the Maharishi Institute. At Pacific,  Shannon worked as a Program Manager for the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, helping coordinate the TEDxSanJoaquin conference and coordinating community engagement events for 100+ people.


Alexandra Holy

Alexandra HolyAlexandra Holy
Credit & Lending Operations Analysis

Alexandra is an MPP/MBA candidate at Mills College, focusing on finance and socially responsible business.  She grew up in Minnesota and earned an undergraduate degree in Political Economy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since graduating in 2010, she has had very diverse work experiences in Ireland, Argentina, Egypt, and the US, all of which helped her forge a deep belief in placing people at the center of any business and every economic structure.


Sergiu Ispas

Sergiu IspasSergiu Ispas
Digital Associate (Seattle)

Sergiu Ispas is a Junior at Seattle University pursuing a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Business Economics. He is involved on campus as a New Student Mentor and board member on the Albers Advisory Council at the Albers School of Business and Economics. He has been on the Dean’s list for the past two years while attending school full-time with a part-time job and internship. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree, he hopes to enter the financial market and continue his education pursuing a Masters and PHD in Economics.

Emily Jimenez

Emily JimenezEmily Jimenez
Affinity Credit Card

Emily Jimenez is currently studying at The Wharton School, where she is earning her MBA with a focus in management and marketing.  Prior to Wharton, Emily worked in fundraising in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she spent two years at The Urban Institute as a Development Associate in Washington, DC.  Before joining The Urban Institute, Emily worked as a Development Manager for the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area.  (more…)

Jamie Shirreff

Jamie Shirreff Jamie Shirreff
Sacramento Strategic Sector Research and Analysis

I am a pursuing an MBA and MA in International Environmental Policy joint degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). I previously lived and studied in the United Kingdom. My past work included time spent as an environmental education teacher and manager of youth development programs. My studies at the Monterey Institute have given me the opportunity to work on projects with some incredible organizations.