Founder at Lit Scents
Andrea is a wearer of several hats who believes in the power of upskilling in different subjects. As such, she is an Organizational Psychologist (M.A) by training, an entrepreneur/side hustler by heart, and a community builder by nature.
She has a wealth of experience in different areas of HR as well as in community building within the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Her community-building experience started in Chile by building a community of +250 global startups/year and continued in Canada by leading +50 startup communities from coast to coast to coast.
Nowadays, she coaches immigrant entrepreneurs on starting up in Ottawa while managing her side business – Lit Scents – a small candle business that elevates the gifting experience by bringing a custom message/photo in a hand-poured soy candle.
Andrea was born and raised in Santiago, Chile; who happens to also have an itch for immersing in new cultures, having lived in Los Angeles, Austin and Beijing prior to permanently moving to Canada in 2018.