Dr. Anna L. Etienne has spent her professional career curating resources designed to help increase employment and support local small businesses. Dr. Etienne is currently the Director of Support Services for StartUP FIU Local and an Entrepreneurial Advisor to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Equity & Inclusion Department. Anna currently holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, Master’s in Higher Education Administration, and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Florida International University. Her research is focused on developing entrepreneurship centers and collaborating with leaders in government and anchor institutions. Dr. Etienne believes that collaboration and supporting local thought-leaders will increase opportunities to advance generational wealth for underprivileged regions. She plans to continue her work through mentorship, cultivating partnerships, and expanding “pathways of growth” for her local community.