Founder and Director, EcosiSTEAM
Ana Maria Raad is an Ecuadorian Social Communicator and Master in Social Development and Anthropology, with studies in the United States of America, Ecuador and Chile. A member of the board at Universidad Casa Grande in Ecuador. She previously worked as Director of Development for the Committee for the Democratization of Information (CDI), a Brazilian non-governmental organization, first through its Chile office and then as Country Director in Ecuador. For the last eight years, Ana María has specialized in project areas and social development programs associated with the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), social inclusion and poverty eradication through technology and social entrepreneurship. Ana María has been key in the development of flexible tools within the PSU Educarchile portal for use by students in contexts of vulnerability, such as those caused by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami, as well as student takeovers in 2011. Currently Ana is the director of EcosiSTEAM in Chile, an initiative that drives transformation in learning to unleash young students’ potential and increase their development opportunities in the digital age and the XXI century through the promotion of powerful ideas, cutting-edge knowledge and innovative practices applied to the real world, guaranteeing high quality learning for everyone.