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Maria Fernanda Reyes

Founder and President at AdoptaHero

Maria comes from a small town in Sonora, Mexico; a place that owes much of its income to the agricultural business. Maria graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in International Business and Marketing Management as well as a Higher Education diploma from Canterbury Christ Church University in Business and French. She has extensive experience working for and founding agriculture-based companies. Maria has worked directly with farmers in Mexico, India, the UK, Brazil, the US, and many other countries. For her work, Maria was selected by the Stanford Graduate School of Business- Latino Entrepreneurship award as part of the Top 3% Latino Entrepreneurs in the US and granted a scholarship into the school. Currently, Maria is the Co-founder of Biotrends, an AgriFood company with pre and post-harvest biological solutions. They develop SmartGenX technology, a biological, odorless, colorless, flavorless product that coats fruits and vegetables to extend shelf life by up to 40%. Additionally, she is the Co-founder of FarmX a technology platform that connects global farmers to buyers and retailers.

Maria presented at the Zimbabwe Jobs of Tomorrow program on July 9th, 2020, and will present at the Haiti Jobs of Tomorrow program on August 14th, 2020.