VP of Professional Development
Major: Business Administration & Minor in Portuguese
Hometown: Sacramento, CA & Bucaramanga, Colombia
I am Juan Alba, a fourth-year business administration student with a mission to bring positive social impact to my Latino community. As a proud immigrant from Colombia, I merge my passion for marketing project management to strategize the execution of ideas that give a voice to underrepresented groups. I was raised for half of my life in Sacramento, where I began developing as a professional in nonprofits, working to promote an FDA program that offered free lunches for children during the summer months.
At UC Berkeley, I was a research assistant at the Health Initiative of the Americas, and spearheaded communication plans for a pilot study that reduced Diabetic Retinopathy in Latino migrants. My passion for strategizing marketing communications was furthered during my internship at Warner Bros. Entertainment, where I helped with the international marketing of movies like Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, and It 2 in 17 countries in Latin America. I am now a project management intern at OmniVis, a biotech company that makes groundbreaking cholera detection devices for third world countries, and I look forward to furthering my skills as a project manager in tech.
I am proud to be LBSA's VP of Professional Development, and aim to equip each member with the appropriate toolsets to succeed in corporate America. I am happy to be a mentor and a friend to all members of the club, as I believe in empowering those who have a desire to learn but are often limited by their surroundings like I once was.