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Ricardo RodriguezExecutive Director
Ricardo received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. After graduating, he worked in finance and investments for private companies including American banks and mining companies assuming increasing responsibilities. Motivated to contribute to his country from a different perspective, Ricardo decided to join the Government of Chile, where he worked in the Ministry of Mining as Head of Research from 2010 to 2014. In that position, he developed several programs to foster innovation among different scale companies that support mining operations. Additionally, through public-private partnerships, he actively supported the implementation of training initiatives that involved underrepresented groups in this crucial industry, such as women and vocational education students. In 2014, inspired by his experience in the public sector, Ricardo started the Master of Development Practice graduate program at the University of California Berkeley, which combines studies in development economics and sustainable development and is housed in the College of Natural Resources. During the second year of his Master’s program, Ricardo did his capstone for the Jesuit Refugee Service, assessing impacts for its online higher education program for refugees in Kenya and Malawi. While Ricardo was a graduate student he was teaching assistant for the courses The Southern Border, California and Economic Development in the Departments of Education, Geography and Economics respectively.
Cristina G. De Mussy
Executive Secretary of the CCC's Chile Committee...Read Bio
Cristina G. De MussyExecutive Secretary of the CCC's Chile Committee
Cristina is the executive secretary of the Chile-California Council’s Chile Committee composed of the CCC councilors residing in Chile. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology before continuing on graduate studies in Literature at Universidad Católica de Chile. Following her active participation in publishing undertakings in the 80’s, Cristina later dedicated herself to various activities related to this discipline. Between 1994 and 2010, she worked in the healthcare arena, first at ISAPRES' Superintendency, and then at the Superintendencia de Salud--the Chilean Government's Health Department. Cristina implemented policies and procedures related to gender issues in the organization. Other fields she possesses training in are: institutional management, control management, and strategic planning. From 2011 to 2014, she worked as a coordinator of graduate programs at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University Andrés Bello.