Itzel has more than 10 years of experience helping youth-serving organizations design and improve high-quality afterschool and summer programs, bring them to market, and scale their impact. She is an expert in STEM and entrepreneurship education for girls.
Most recently, Itzel served as a Program Manager at VentureLab where she was integral in helping the organization become a prominent provider of entrepreneurial education, reaching 211,000+ students and 13,000+ educators and community members in 2022.
Itzel has presented at numerous state and national conferences to promote opportunities for youth and educators, including SXSW EDU 2022. In 2019 Itzel was selected as one of the National AfterSchool Association Convention (NAA) Next Generation of AfterSchool Leaders.
She earned her MBA from Concordia University Texas and her BA in Urban Studies and Geography, with a Minor in Spanish, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of Emerge Leadership Austin.
Itzel grew up in Mexico and now calls Austin, TX home.