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“I aspire to empower any and all forms of economically disenfranchised peoples around the globe.”

Once an avid cyclist observant of the busy streets of Manila, Javi developed a unique lens into the chaotic and often inequitable realities of living in a growing city of 14M people. Javi’s affection for his hometown, coupled with his ambitions of improving economic conditions on a societal scale, leaves him with the constant challenge of how to make a difference. His experience building blockchain-based payment rails, virtual wallets, and affordable microloans for the financially excluded in the Philippines affirms that more people need access to impact-driven services like these. Javi is at MITidm – convinced that such new services require the design, engineering, and business components to work together to solve these problems at scale. Javi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, (IPE) from Fordham University.