For this week’s SIPA student story, we’re sharing the background of a young woman who’s gained a lot of experience in energy issues in Venezuela.
Isabella Gristani V., MPA ’15, is in the economic policy management program (energy track) at SIPA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela and completed the International Hydrocarbon Business Management Program at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela. The last position she held was working as an analyst at the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, where she simultaneously worked in the Energy Department and for the Executive Vice-President of CAF. Prior to this role, Isabella served as the CFO Associate at Inelectra S.A.C.A. and wrote a research paper describing the institutional framework of the energy sectors of Venezuela and Uruguay for the Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the supervision of Ramon Espinasa – Lead Oil and Gas Specialist. Isabella seeks to grow as well as learn in a respected institution that will challenge her professionally and offer knowledge based information for decision making. She collaborates in a Women’s Issues blog and speaks English, Spanish, and French.
We look forward to Isabella’s year at SIPA!