Ana Lucía Marín Jaramillo (B’21)
Hometown: Panamá, Panamá
What are your post-graduate plans?
I define myself as a full-time corporate and a part-time creative. As such, I am currently pursuing a dual post-graduation plan. On one hand, I will be working in technology consulting at Ernst & Young in New York City after graduating from Georgetown University this May. My goal for my corporate career is to grow as a professional within the company and engage in meaningful, challenging projects based in the U.S. On the other hand, I will continue side-hustling for Clemente — a clothing brand based in Panama that I co-founded alongside my mother and sister. My goal for my creative hustle is to strengthen the positioning of the brand globally, and to continue formalizing the corporate, legal, and administrative aspects of Clemente.
What is your favorite memory or proudest moment from your time at Georgetown?
There are so many! My proudest moments are almost all related to the opportunities that I have been exposed to by leading the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association (GRLA). In an in-person world, my favorite memory was experiencing a full Lohrfink Auditorium (402 people) for the GRLA x Costco event featuring founder Jim Sinegal. As the head of operation, I organized this first large-scale event. After this success, I was elected to become GRLA’s first Latin-American president for the 2020-2021 period. In a virtual world, my proudest moments were hosting GRLA’s first Latin-American guest speaker Johanna Ortiz (one of my favorite designers in the region), and also being invited by Estée Lauder Companies’ CEO Fabrizio Freda to present the results of the GRLA x ELC partnership during a Global Business Initiative board meeting. Outside of the GRLA scope, my most special moment has been launching a Georgetown-inspired capsule collection within Clemente. This collection is very close to my heart, especially because the project started as a naïve dream of mine. Just before stepping out of the main gates with a diploma in hand, I wanted to leave a meaningful legacy in the community. The Clemente x Gtown collection means showcasing Latin-American talent to the global network of Georgetown, and more importantly, hopes to inspire emerging Hoya entrepreneurs to dream big, work hard, and positively impact others.
What is one of the most important lessons you have learned while at Georgetown?
The Hilltop taught me that a diploma from Georgetown goes beyond a major and a minor. It taught me that a diploma encapsulates the many professional, personal, and academic experiences that we enjoyed during our time on campus. It represents walking out of the main gates feeling fulfilled from the inside out. I think my biggest takeaway from studying at Georgetown is that one should make its diploma worth it by holistically experiencing what an institution has to offer so that we grow from the inside out.
Is there a particular person that helped shape your Georgetown experience into what it is today?
My parents and close friends! My student mentor Viviana de Santis (SFS ‘19). My boyfriend Alessandro Redaelli (B ‘20). Dean Patricia Grant and Professor Ricardo Ernst.
What was your favorite class?
Decision Support Systems with Professor Bonnie Montano.
What are you most looking forward to as an alumna?
I look forward to giving back to the Georgetown community by being a mentor to students who are emerging entrepreneurs and who are passionate about the creative industry. I also look forward to helping strengthen the connection between Georgetown and the Latin-American region, hopefully by joining the Global Business Initiative or other boards on campus.