Rodrigo López participated in the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), recently spending one month in San Diego working with Edible Alchemy. He is the Co-Founder of Yumus, a social impact food company that is closing the malnutrition gap in bottom of the pyramid communities in Guatemala.
Read the article Here in which he shares about his life-changing experience with YLAI and the impact that his time in San Diego has had in his life and career.
“The YLAI experience has shaped my life. It has opened my mind and opened many possibilities to scale Yumus and take this project forward. The experience was truly inspiring and revealing…All of these experiences helped me achieve professional and business model validation. Although, what really stands out and continues in my heart is the personal growth and validation during this whole journey. Most importantly, getting to know so many different people, from different cultures, different countries, with different personalities and backgrounds. Living 1 month with 14 other people , seeing them nearly 24/7, understanding their passion and their background was truly inspiring and revealing. I can say that YLAI is truly a personal experience as well”.