María Francisca is originally from Quito-Ecuador and joined the yabeo team as Head of Funding and Investor Relations in May 2022. María intersects unique ESG impact knowledge and strategies with fundraising and investor relations work. María worked in New York City for 7 years for prestigious human rights and international economic-policy organizations (United Nations, The Human Rights Foundation and Human Rights Watch) as a consultant, policy analyst and SDG specialist. Prior to yabeo, María was living in Madrid-Spain where she completed her International MBA at IE Business School. María also holds an M.A in Development Economics and a M.S in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from The New School University in New York. As an impact entrepreneur, María has developed her own start up idea, one selected as runner up during Venture Day at IE Business School. In her spare time, she likes writing op-ed pieces focused on fostering environmental and societal justice impact investment, reading, doing sports, yoga and meditation.