Elevate 2020 speakers will be announced soon!
Diego T. Ruiz is the vice president of global public policy and government affairs for PepsiCo, heading up company relations with governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Before his current position, Ruiz served in the U.S. government in several roles, ranging from executive director of the Securities and Exchange Commission to senior advisor in the House of Representatives. For almost a decade, he was an executive for Univision Communications Inc., the country’s premier Spanish-language media company. He also worked as a political consultant on national and foreign campaigns, including the campaign that helped elect the first Latina to Congress and the campaign that, for the first time in history, ousted a communist regime at the ballot box.
Kaitlyn Trabucco ‘07 is the Senior Product Manager at Twitter working with the machine learning and advertising teams. Before joining the product team at Twitter, Kaitlyn was the co-founder and COO of Educents.com, an online marketplace for educational tools (acquired July 2018). Educents aspired to provide affordable education to everyone, and Kaitlyn’s role covered all aspects of operations and growth, including managing,
motivating and building a team to transform the edtech landscape. Educents is one of the few female-founded companies that has successfully raised more than $15 million in venture capital to fuel their growth.
Prior to launching Educents, she lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, helping women entrepreneurs build their own businesses. Kaitlyn started her career at Tiffany & Co. leading West Coast Operations as the youngest manager in company history.
Kaitlyn graduated from Gordon College, and went on to earn an MBA at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. Today, she lives in windy San Francisco with her husband and daughter.
Learn through hands-on workshops with expert speakers who connect big theory to practical skills that give you the tools to make an impact:
The first step to addressing any problem is learning how to ask the right questions – in this workshop learn how to do market research to understand the problem you are addressing.
This workshop will give you the outline and tools to create a strong 5-minute pitch that conveys your problem and solution to the audience.