Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Organizational psychologist/strategist focused on merging innovation and community impact.

Natalia is an organizational psychologist and strategist focused on merging innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact.

She focuses on creating connected communities and vibrant ecosystems, most recently by leading the expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center to Miami, seeking to deepen and nuance the conversation about entrepreneurship, and build tangible bridges to innovation hubs and Latin America. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Innovation & Technology Officer for a nonprofit focused on Cuba (see here), as well as one of six product strategists for a $4B human resources software company.

She has helped found several chapters of the Awesome Foundation, a global network of grassroots micro-grant giving chapters that has awarded more than $1.8 million globally to small, local ideas. She is also the co-founder of Aminta Ventures - an initiative focused at educating and empowering women to become angel investors - and serves on the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, a body that oversees the administration of $32 million in federal, state, and local funding to deliver high-impact educational and volunteer programs in the state of Florida.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Government from Harvard University and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.