“I came to MIT to find a way to increase the impact I could make with my work, thinking this would happen through learning about technology, business, and engineering. I realized quickly that technology only matters if everyone has access, engineering means little without a purpose, and a business is only as good as the social value that it generates.”
Susy grew up in Mexico in a family of engineers, but when the time came to choose her own career path, design was her goal. After graduating with honors from Tecnológico de Monterrey with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, Susy went to work for a social innovation consultancy firm, which opened her eyes to what could be accomplished when the public and private sectors come together for the greater good. She remains a designer at heart and brings that perspective to the table to help move social and business initiatives forward in Latin America. Currently, Susy is interested in working in the Humanitarian Innovation Sector by empowering vulnerable communities through design and tech training. She believes that designing with a human in mind makes the difference for the human and empowering the human through design makes a difference in the world.