Lourdes Zapata MBA Candidate, NYU Stern School of Business

Lourdes Zapata

Twitter: @LourdesZapata

Lourdes is a second-year MBA student at NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance and Strategy. She is honored to serve as a Fellow of both The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and Forté Foundation.

Experience in the public and private sectors has afforded Lourdes a unique perspective. Prior to attending NYU Stern, Lourdes was the Director of Public Policy at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. In that role, she served as a liaison between elected officials and the business community by way of advocating for pro-business public polices. Before joining the Chamber, she gained client relationship experience working on the Institutional Sales team of Sanford C. Bernstein. She began her career at METRO Landmarks, her family’s real estate development firm based in Charlotte, N.C. Having watched her mother create the firm, she appreciates the dedication of entrepreneurs pursuing their passion.

Lourdes most recently interned at DIRECTV Latin America, identifying strategic initiatives for the Corporate Citizenship team across 10 territories. Upon graduation, she will join Accenture Strategy in a Consulting role. She looks forward to furthering her interest in the Communications, Media and Tech industry.