Maria Garpestad
Northwestern University

Maria Garpestad

Maria is a first year dual-degree student pursuing an MBA and Masters in Design Innovation at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering.

Prior to her graduate studies, Maria was Chief Operating Officer at Callisto, an early-stage health technology startup, where she focused on scaling its tech platform to improve women’s health on college campuses. Maria previously worked in Bogotá, Colombia at a VC firm/Incubator (Polymath Ventures) designing and launching new businesses to improve urban safety and health in Latin America.  Maria began her career at Deloitte Consulting after earning a B.S. from Vanderbilt University in Organizational Psychology.

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