Board of Directors

Nina Buenavista, President

Nina Buenavista studied Economics at the University of Houston. Shortly after graduating, she relocated from Houston to New York for her career advancement with JPMorgan Chase. She continued a successful career at HSBC Private Bank, managing a portfolio of investable assets for Ultra High Net Worth foreign nationals. Throughout her career, she dedicated her free time to volunteering with nonprofits and NGOs in the United States, Thailand, and Jordan – focused on organizations that mentored at-risk students, taught financial literacy, and built homes for families in need.  Passionate about volunteering and her desire to help people, Nina decided to put her banking career aside and returned to school. In 2019, she graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Master of Arts in Global Affairs and a Global Risk & Corporate Responsibility concentration. While in school, she emphasized her interest in women’s empowerment and was awarded a scholarship to travel to India to work alongside a local nonprofit focused on bridging the socio-economic gap in an urban village outside of Delhi.  Engrossed by the organization, she chose to do her Capstone research project on the prevalence of gender inequalities in India, the growth of the women’s empowerment movement, and the crucial roles that education, micro-enterprises, and micro-finance play in supporting this movement. Nina now dedicates her time to fundraising for nonprofit organizations in Miami focused on education and economic mobility. 

Angela Jurado, Vice President

Ángela is a lawyer and international relations professional from Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) with an MA on Global Affairs and a Global Risk & Corporate Responsibility concentration from Florida International University (FIU). She has legal, administrative, operational, and strategic experience in top tier law firms, and universities.
She currently manages the internship program at Gómez-Pinzon, one of Colombia’s top law firms, where she’s also an active member of the ProBono Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Gender Equality Subcommittee, and the Equality and Social Mobilization Subcommittee. Angela constantly collaborates on social impact projects like the drafting of the firm’s Gender Equality Policy, and the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, and she generates content regarding other social issues. She collaborated on the drafting of the ‘Good Practice Guide for Gender Equity in Law Firms’, which has been signed by many law firms in Colombia, under the guidance and principles of the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI).