Verónica Martini is senior executive director for Global Initiatives, in which capacity she leads an area of fundraising with strategic importance to Columbia, while providing managerial leadership and strategies relevant to Global Initiatives programs, functions and mission. Previously, she served as associate director for Strategy and Development at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, leading that center's strategic planning, communications and fundraising activities, managing key relationships to outside individuals and constituencies, such as alumni, high-profile visitors, corporations, foundations and institutions throughout the United States and Latin America. Additionally, Verónica has been a consultant for the Massachusetts State Government, as senior strategic adviser for Latin America, and has served on staff and Board of Directors of the now-former New England-Latin America Business Council, a Boston-based trade organization for which she managed special development projects.
She holds a B.A. degree from the Patagonian Institute of English Teacher Training in Argentina, an Ed.M. degree in English Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and an Ed.M. degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A native Argentine, she is the co-founder of the Harvard Argentine Society. She has been published and has spoken professionally on topics related to education and fundraising. She has been an adviser to the Council on the Education Professions at the Fetzer Institute, sits on the Board of Directors of the Abraham Path Initiative, and volunteers with other organizations and initiatives in the United States and Argentina.