Liscare Castro

Why I am dedicated to the Latinx MBA Association

As an immigrant and first-generation college (now first-gen graduate) student, I tend to learn about opportunities later than my peers due to a knowledge-gap that exists when you don’t grow up in a network that has access to wide-ranging experiences. I only learned what an MBA was 2 years after starting my first job out of college at Morgan Stanley. I am committed to the Latinx MBA Association in order to help fill that gap with regards to Latinx being aware of the many professional paths in business, and also demystifying the journey to business school. I have seen that Latinx students and young professionals are often well-prepared to thrive in business, and it is my hope that the Latinx MBA Association helps that community meet preparation with an opportunity to unlock new potential. 

Professional Biography

Liscare is an MBA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. At Wharton, she served as the Co-Director of Marketing for the school’s Hispanic American MBA Association and a Communications Fellow. She is a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep alumna. 

 

Looking to tie her interests in technology and improving financial literacy in low-income communities, Liscare is pursuing a career in Product Management. She recently completed a summer internship as a Digital Product Manager at American Express.

 

Prior to Wharton, Liscare started her career at Morgan Stanley as a Project Manager for the firm’s Wealth Management Client Onboarding platform. She led a portfolio of projects that transformed the platform’s front-end UX and backend data management from manual processes to automated enhancements. Her focus was to implement effective system improvements that minimized the firm’s operational, legal, and reputational risk.

 

Afterward, Liscare worked on BlackRock’s Latin America Product Development team. There, she sourced investment opportunities for retail and institutional clients across six LATAM markets by evaluating the growth potential of BlackRock iShares ETFs. Liscare has a B.A in Political Science and minor in Africana Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys HIIT training and writing a children’s book on the Dominican Republic’s African ancestry.

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