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Academia Cotopaxi

María José Dassum - Class of 2011

“Academia Cotopaxi was a tight-knit community, where lots of learning occurred. It was a special bubble within Quito with a mixture of cultures.” ...

MJ

What is María José doing?

She has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is a Consultant at Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office in New York City and is especially interested in learning about financial technology and development.

Maria Jose´s thoughts and learnings from Academia Cotopaxi

“Academia Cotopaxi was a tight-knit community, where lots of learning occurred. It was a special bubble within Quito with a mixture of cultures. Allowed me to become open minded, especially in regards to valuing others’ cultures, and taught me many of the values I try to uphold today (respect, responsibility, honesty, positive attitude, leadership).

I have developed professionally and have learned to be a “small fish in a very big pond” - especially because now I work at a large organization in New York City! I have also learned to appreciate home, my roots, my country and my education. I would now like to give back to my childhood community and my home.”