As a queer Latinx woman, I understand firsthand the material impact that capitalism, belonging, and technology have on people’s lives. Working at Omidyar Network has helped me strengthen my understanding of the upstream, system-level challenges we face. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work alongside and be in community with builders, boundary-spanners, and people who are deeply invested in our collective future. During my time at ON, I have been most impressed by the people. The character, creativity of thought, and deep care my colleagues bring to their work has helped me grow and challenge my assumptions. I know that the mentorship, network, and skillsets I am building through the Associate Program will be invaluable to me as I work to be a changemaker throughout my career.