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Downtown & Brickell’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Downtown and Brickell’s rising stars below.

Lisandra Rodriguez

I was born in Cuba. At the age of 5 my mom decided to flee the island and the oppressive communist government. We left by boat with 24 other strangers. After being lost at sea and our engine breaking we were caught by the American Coast Guard and they transported us to Guantanamo Bay. Read more>>

Danielle Williamson

I graduated from FIU in 2015 with my Master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. After passing my RD exam, I wasn’t sure which direction to take my career, but I knew I was passionate about working with children. I blindly emailed the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and it just so happens that they were looking to hire a new RD. Read more>>

Natalia Marin

Growing up I loved drawing and painting and was fascinated by my siblings’ tattoos but never considered tattooing as a career option until I was 17 or 18 when a casual conversation with a close friend turned into a crash course. When I turned 21 I was granted an apprenticeship. Read more>>

Yariela Sequeira

My love for my field started without me realizing it since it found me at a young age. I could identify different scenarios that resonate in my mind as to why I fell in love with psychology and all its realms; however, if I were to boil it down, I would say my passion for helping others started once I realized the beauty that comes with empowering another human being. Read more>>

Silviu Antonescu

Salad Box is a healthy food served fast concept that took off in Romania in 2012. Four years down the line they started opening locations outside of Romania. It was still in a very early stage of development when I approached the founders and asked to grant me master franchise rights for the US market and in exchange I would adapt the concept for the US market and start opening locations. Read more>>

Ana Joli

My expatriate relocations to Chile, Uruguay, UK and Singapore all have similar music score: take risks, be your best PR, never stop learning, know when to stop and re-charge. The first risk I took at a very basic career level was to accept a role as a Stock Broker assistant with the condition of passing my Investment Licence within three months. Read more>>

Meg Daly

About 5 years ago I had a bike accident and broke both of my arms. I had to get to physical therapy (PT) and was being driven by my husband, son or father. After a couple of months I was well enough to take Metrorail (above ground heavy rail mass transit) to a train station near my PT and walk below the train to get to therapy. Read more>>

Maria A. Petit

Former Commercial Director, Motorola Ltd, Europe, Middle East & Africa reaching this position before my 30th birthday, I left totally burnt out in 2009. Although I always had a passion for fitness and wellness, I’m a IFPA Advanced Personal Trainer and AFFA Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Read more>>

Sandra Portal-Andreu

I was born in Hialeah, “La Ciudad Que Progresa”. My mother is from Medellin, Colombia and my father is from La Habana, Cuba. My family is full of big thinkers and risk takers. My father, a computer engineer, worked on the P.C. at the time of its inception and has co-created 9 tech in payment systems and customer loyalty. Read more>>

John Cormier

The Company was born via unnerving experience by one of the founders, WatchFacts (“WF” or the “Company”) was inspired on a concept that online trading of luxury products should be a safe and transparent experience where consumers should be mindful of the facts. Read more>>

Martin Moresco

I always had a lot of affinity with things that involved a technical challenge. My grandfather had a printing house and it was fascinating to me visiting it and see the machines working. This grandfather – Enrique Van Der Tuin – was the one who unknowingly initiated in me a curiosity about the technical issues. Read more>>

Steven Haigh

I’m a Britain native and love calling Miami home. Many people know me from my time as General Manager at Zuma, a position I held for many years. Before starting my KYU adventure, I accrued two decades of hospitality experience. Read more>>

Marzia Sampietro

I was born and raised in Milano, Italy, but since I was little I have always known that that wasn’t my place. One day I asked my partner “do you really want to live the same life here for the rest of your life?” So, in 2013 we decided to move to Florida. I really am an atypical Italian woman because I don’t like to cook, I do not cook and I am not able to do it! Read more>

Brian Burk

I got involved in the Anti-Aging and Hormone Replacement Therapy industry when I was in my early 40s and as a client and not a business owner. At the time I was suffering from major depression and I was considering going to my doctor and requesting prozac. Read more>>

Brian Dooreck

Any need to provide 100% FREE resume building, reviewing, editing and enhancement to your organization? Let me share my expertise and unique perspective on embracing FREE cloud-based technology with the goal of improving lives through employment. Read more>>

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