Meet the Team

The following students participate in the project as Interns/Consultants:

Project Leader

Andrew Pulido is a fourth year student majoring in Management and Business Economics. He is planning to follow a career in finance.

Joshua Bustamante is a fourth year management major. He has been involved with on-campus organizations such as Business Society, ASUCM, and Alpha Kappa Psi. He seeks to provide opportunities for small businesses in order to enhance the economic development of the Central Valley.  
Winnie Chen is a third year Economics major and has been working with the Microfinance Project since the Spring of 2016. She is a Success Mentor here on campus, as well as a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a professional service fraternity. She has a passion for helping local businesses.  
Natalie Khoury is a third year Management and Business Economics major. She  currently holds a position as director of funds for Delta Gamma. After graduation, she hopes to go to grad school with a focus on finance.  
Desirae LaSalle is a third year Management & Business Economics major and Service Science minor. She is the social media manager for The Blum Center at the University of California, Merced where she is responsible for developing a social media plan and presence for the organization. She is interested in pursuing a career in either finance or marketing.  
Daniel Vargas is a local UC Merced senior student who is passionate about his community with 4 years prior experience working with local schools and restaurants. Daniel is now working alongside Google's "Self Driving Car" project and is pursuing a career in Project Management.  


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