Gloria describes herself as a citizen of the world. Originally from Colombia, she moved to Los Angeles where she developed an interest in learning about the world. This passion led her to pursue a BA in International Development Studies at UCLA. During her studies, she received the UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Scholarship due to her research on Chinese Immigrant Labor in the construction of Panama’s railroad and canal.
Looking for international experience, Gloria joined UCLA’s Education Abroad Program in Beijing, China. She also pursued a MBA focused on Strategic Management from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. This international experience has given her a holistic perspective on labor and workplace around the world. Her work experience in both the business (Datavideo and Google) and non-profit (Erasmus Student Network) fields has allowed her to gain a deep understanding of the differences and similarities of both. As the student affairs officer for the Labor and Workplace Studies Minor, she is enthusiastic to share her experience with students and guide them in achieving their goals.