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Georgina Batista

Georgina was born with a disease that affected her ligaments, and activities such as ballet and aerial dance on canvas posed unique challenges, and she had to work harder than other girls to overcome them. Because Georgina wore special walking orthotics, she received nasty comments from others, which affected her confidence. In addition, she was also diagnosed with an epileptogenic focus, caused by an untreated celiac disease. But Georgina has never let her illnesses stop her from pursuing her goals. Despite her difficulties, she has achieved great things and is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Management, while building a record as a journalist and communication theorist. 

Georgina's love for journalism began when she obtained recognition for her writings in the different editions of her school's Literary Fair. In her first year of college, she took a communication class and directed a proposal for the institution's internal magazine. Her teacher was also a writer and he asked her to be the editor of his latest book. More recently, Georgina has become part of the Quémá team, a social platform that promotes cultural activities, tourism, educational opportunities, and personal care items in the Dominican Republic. She writes about learning opportunities, personal growth, mental health, and small community businesses owned by disadvantaged women. Her contributions to this platform have earned him nominations for international and national awards focused on tourism journalism. Today, Georgina also works on a freelance platform to share sustainable and socially minded brands and highlight entrepreneurship. 

Georgina has also been a volunteer at the EMDES Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship among young people. She remains involved with academic work in communications, and recently presented a research paper with her professor for the “El Gusto en el Museo” convention in Spain, which analyzed Dominican gastronomy from the perspective of communications and relationships. public. Georgina has also received the Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana Award for Academic Excellence six times, and was part of the finalist team for the 2021 national Hult Award for ideas that help solve pressing social problems. 

With the funds from the Global Student Prize, Georgina would invest in a project she is working on, which involves partnering with brands to finance educational programs or scholarships for girls around the world, as well as supporting artistic projects. Part of the funds will be used to develop Umami Creadores, a platform and digital agency that Georgina has been involved in developing and that connects autonomous providers in the world of communication with local and international companies that would normally be out of their reach. 

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