In July 2016, Urban Co-Lab released the 2016 Austin Startup Diversity Report, a widely acclaimed research effort to best assess and understand Austin's evolving entrepreneurship eco-system from the perspective of diversity and inclusion.
Among the many finds of the report were continued disparities in receipts, employees and investment capital obtained by firms founded by women and communities of color.
In addition to this report, Urban Co-Lab also released an inaugural listing of diverse founders in conjunction with Austin Inno, a subsidiary media company to the Austin Business Journal.
In continuing on this work, Urban Co-Lab is very proud to announce our first Diversity Fellow, Angelica Erazo. Erazo is an honors graduate of Huston-Tillotson University - an Urban Co-Lab partnership university - and has worked extensively in the areas of technology, social impact and inclusion including serving as a founding member of the nationally renowned Green in the New Black program with Urban Co-Lab advisory board member and KASITA Founder Dr. Jeff Wilson aka 'Professor Dumpster'.
To learn more about Angelica please review her resume below.
About Angelica Erazo
Angelica is a recent graduate from Huston-Tillotson University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communications. Angelica’s experience is around marketing, technology and social media. She recently interned for Louis Vuitton-Seafolly as an international business associate in Barcelona, Spain and advocated for human rights during her study abroad in Cordoba, Argentina. Before her international experience, she had interned with great companies such as GSD&M, National Instruments and Google Fiber.
During her undergrad years, she teamed up with four other students and created Green is the New Black, a non-profit established to engage minorities on green initiatives, where the organization grew to become internationally recognized. She's been on two committees for the City of Austin and has been the logistics coordinator for DivHackathon, a program created to encourage minority students to enter the world of tech.
Angelica is now working at Dell Technologies where she works in the Tech Support Industry. We encourage you to take a look at Angelica's profile and connect with her via social media.
You can reach Angelica at firstname.lastname@example.org