María Paula Florez-Jimenez is currently a Ph.D. student at The School of Economics and Business of the University of Navarra (Spain). She is part of the Purpose strength Project, which aims to generate evidence-based knowledge about purpose implementation and the generation of more human-centered and purpose-driven organizations. María Paula’s research focuses on corporate purpose as a driver for developing more resilient and sustainable organizations.
María Paula, as Visiting Graduate Student in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will work with Eileen’s research team to examine how human flourishing can be incorporated into models of organizational purpose and sustainability, to help business organizations understand their role in fostering complete health.
She holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, emphasizing organizational management, and two bachelor’s degrees in Industrial engineering and environmental engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). She has experience in the management and leadership of interdisciplinary and high-impact projects. She was a research assistant for Engineers Without Borders Colombia at Universidad de Los Andes. Afterward, she was a lecturer and coordinator of Industrial Engineering and Humanitarian Engineering programs at Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Colombia).