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Engineering for Global Development

How do technology and ICT fit into the conversation?

Friday, May 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Mariela Machado is Program Manager at Engineering for Change, a nonprofit based in NYC, where she works actively in the ICT and Technology for development fields all over the world. Mariela has a Telecommunication Engineering degree from UCAB in Caracas, Venezuela, a Master’s degree in ICTs from Barcelona, Spain and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) in Development Practice from Columbia University. She worked as Project Manager for Telefonica, an international telecoms company present in over 15 countries in 3 continents for over 5 years. Mariela then went to do research for academia where she co-authored a report with Jeffrey Sachs that was presented at the World Economic Forum of Africa in 2016 on how ICT could enable the achievement of the SDG's by 2020, and an article on ICTs in Cuba for Foreign Affairs, among others. Mariela is still supporting research at Columbia University in projects devoted to connecting the unconnected.

Valley Library (campus map)
3622 (Willamette East/West)
Nordica MacCarty
nordica.maccarty at oregonstate.edu
Humanitarian Engineering