Where Isabel is from
What was your dream when you were a kid? What was the reason?
I wanted to be a doctor. Why? I wanted to help people to be healthier. I was so passionate about taking care of people.
What was your dream when you were 18 years old? What was the reason?
I wanted to travel around the world.
What made you start thinking about social entrepreneurship/social enterprises? When was that?
I grew up in an environment of helping people and social working because of my mother. I have always been passionate about helping others and making the world a better place. I found out that there was something called social entrepreneurship when I started my own catering business. Therefore, I decided I wanted my business to have a social impact.
How much do you think social entrepreneurs play an important role in the world?
It`s huge for today’s world. I think is one of the ways we can solve the most pressing issues in today’s world.
What would you say to future social entrepreneurs / those who are interested in social entrepreneurs?
That is amazing and challenging!
What is your favorite quote? Who said that quote?
“Attitude, logic and common sense” My father’s quote for everyday life and success – Manuel A Mesa Lopez
Who Isabel is
Isabel is an adorable and cute person. I like her a lot, especially her voice. It sounds lovable. However, she also puts her spirit in each word that comes from her so each of her words are very powerful. You can feel that Isabel has a strong will. What I like about Isabel is that she can clearly say Yes or No. I think that she always knows what she wants, what she needs, and what is necessary in that moment. Because she has a clear standard in each situation, her decision making is precise and lucid. That makes Isabel a great public speaker and debater. I am not going to argue against her, or I would be beaten or defeated so badly as if I had lost my will to even stand on the ground again, haha.
Isabel’s smile has the power to make people happy. I like to see that, so making fun of her is one of my hobbies. I know that it sounds like I am a bad guy, but it is actually worth teasing her. Putting terrible jokes aside, her charming smile will change the world.
Have you heard of “Taco Tuesday”? Well, at least every Hultian (all current Hult students and Hult alumni) should know about it.
We went to a bar called “The Blue Light” every Tuesday, I mean EVERY SINGLE TUESDAY. Well, not everyone went there every Tuesday, but Hultians were there every Tuesday. That is why it is called “Taco Tuesday.” As it sounds Mexican, you order a Corona or Red Stripe for $2 and a tacos for $1.50. Everyone loved it and we still miss it so much.
Since it turned out to be a Latin place, Isabel taught me how to dance like Colombians do and how to sing Latin songs like Colombians do. I eventually got to know my favorite song, “Vivir Mi Vida (by Marc Anthony)”
Taco Tuesday is definitely one of my favorite memories in San Francisco and I will not forget everything that I learned from Isabel there.
The Power of MSE
What Isabel is holding is a symbol called “go-en(ご縁)”, which means ‘fate’, ’destiny’ and ’special tie.’
I believe that it is meant to be that we met in San Francisco! I studied Social Entrepreneurship with Isabel for a year, saying “We will make the world a better place.” I would love to spend the rest of my life with MSEs (Master of Social Entrepreneurship; my classmates) until the very day I die. They have already completely changed my life.
At the same time, however, I also think that we should not be together all the time, because that is not the reason why we learned Social Entrepreneurship. That is not how we will deliver the impact we want to give to society and to the world.
I think MSEs are like dandelions. We were seeded at the first day at Hult and we bloomed on our graduation day. Our mission is that we spread all over the world like dandelions and seed the future, the next generation, from each place where each of us has landed.
本当にありがとう(Honto ni Arigato-); Thank you very very much for everything!! The world needs you! Let’s make the world a better place together!!