Sandy Madero is RQI’s director of operations. Sandy’s work focuses on ensuring that all administrative systems at RQI are well designed to support the ongoing work of staff who have primary responsibility for the programmatic implementation of RQI strategies across various fields. Sandy was born and raised in Venezuela and received her bachelor’s degree in economics in Spain. She has worked as an administrative manager and a business consultant for the private sector for several years. Seeking a career with a mission where she could apply her business knowledge, Sandy came to the United States to pursue an MBA in nonprofit management and a master’s in sustainable international development at Brandeis University. She also worked as a social enterprise manager of a business venture that provided job opportunities to homeless and low-income women of the Boston area. Sandy is passionate about empowering vulnerable populations to create their own change.