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Ivana Albernas

MIMS Student 2024

Focus

Holistic technical education with an emphasis on sustainability and leadership

Biography

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Mission

My lifelong goal is to make the greatest positive difference possible in the world. I have used my strengths and passions for technology and people to lead the way. During the MIMS program I will further expand my technical skill set and learn from the ways our university makes a sustainable and meaningful impact on its communities. I will also be seeking opportunities to contribute to these efforts and connect with my new I School community.

Background

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida by my Cuban and Puerto Rican family, though my Cuban roots ran deepest. I started young with a passion for technology, building computers and creating websites with knowledge I mined from library books and online forums. Having limited resources growing up, access to the limitless virtual world was fascinating and empowering. I converted this skill into a full-time career that I pursued while I studied International Business at Florida International University. In over ten years of professional experience I explored information technology, leadership and information systems management. I discovered that the people I interacted with along the way inspired me as much, perhaps more, than the work itself. Making the greatest positive impact possible in every role and organization I joined was a universal priority. I have led and been a member of several affinity groups that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within their respective organizations and beyond. Outside of these formal efforts, I have mentored several young, minority professionals to broaden their opportunities and pave new paths toward success.

While technology and people are my primary passions, I am also a passionate cat mom, latin dancer, boxer, bookworm, investor and tennis player.

Last updated:

November 28, 2022