Claudia Solano Rodriguez is the Chief Financial Specialist for CUNY CREST Institute. She has a Master’s degree in Economics from the City College of New York and a Master’s degree in Innovation and Tech Business from Universidad de Valencia. Claudia has been working for three years as the Administrative and Budget Coordinator at the NOAA CESSRST in the City College of New York. Prior to that, she worked in Colombia for 10 years managing entrepreneurship and innovation centers and administering public grants for economic and social development at the University of Medellin. She is also a social entrepreneur, cofounder of Blue Generation, startup focused on reducing plastic pollution through education and technology.