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The Latin American Business Association (LABA) provides a forum for Anderson students, faculty, alumni and corporations with an interest in Latin America to connect to each other. Through a broad offering of professional and social events, we showcase our region’s diverse cultures and business opportunities for the mutual benefit of our members and the broader Anderson community.


LABA Officers


Guilherme Gomes


Cristian González


Ernesto Cruz

VP of Admissions

Miguel Patiño

VP of Admissions

Cristián Barriga

VP of Academics

Donato Brito

VP of Finance

Santiago Fernández

VP of LABA Conference

Lucas Andrade

VP of Recruiting and Career Development

Gonzalo Rojas

VP of Recruiting and Career Development

João Vasconcelos

VP of Recruiting and Career Development

Viviana Caso Corella

VP of Social

Claudia Valencia-Dongo

VP of Finance

Emily Kosko

VP of FEMBA Relations



Latin American Business Conference

Our flagship event, the conference brings together prominent business and political leaders relevant to our region. The 2017 speaker lineup included former president of Colombia Alvaro Uribe, and former U.S. senator Chris Dodd. The 2018 Latin American Business Conference will take place on March 2, 2018.

Days on the Job

Our members fly to Miami for a two-day visit to companies with a stake in Latin America. Last year’s participating organizations included McKinsey and Co., Visa, Mastercard and JPMorgan, among others, and they extended several interview invitations and offers for summer internships and full-time positions. The 2017 LABA DOJ will take place November 16–17, 2017.

Alumni Mixer

LABA aims to connect our members to our school’s Latin American alumni living in the Greater Los Angeles Area and beyond. We believe in the value of maintaining a close-knit and engaged alumni network, and our annual mixer is a great means to this end.


We host quarterly BBQs where our classmates and their significant others get the chance to sample the best cuisine from our region.

Lunch and Learn

Every quarter some of our faculty with a strong connection to Latin America share their knowledge of our region over lunch. Past faculty guests have included Professors Sebastian Edwards and Gonzalo Freixes.