Paola Santana

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Paola Santana is a Dominican entrepreneur, lawyer and faculty at Singularity University.[1][2][3] She is best known for establishing the first constitutional court in the Dominican Republic and founding a drone based logistics company, Matternet that first drone delivery platform authorized for permanent operations in any city.[4][5] Santana has also founded Social Glass, a software product for the government system.[6][7][8]

Education[change | change source]

Santana got her Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in 2009. She enrolled at Ecole nationale d'administration for a Master of Public Administration and thereafter completed a program in the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education from the Georgetown University.[9] In 2012, she completed an LLM from The George Washington University and also enrolled for a program in Policy, Law and Ethics of Exponential Technologies from Singularity University.[10]

Career[change | change source]

In 2011, Santana was appointed as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Technical Advisor at Tribunal Constitucional de la República Dominicana, where she co-led to establish the first constitutional court in the Dominican Republic. She has worked as a legal consultant at The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) and The World Bank.[11] Santana co-founded Matternet, a drone delivery platform which received an FAA regulatory waiver to operate in the United States.[12][13]

Santana has also worked with NASA to work on the UAS Traffic Management Software System for low-altitude airspace operations under Matternet’s partnership program.[14] Since then she has co-led several advisory committees for drone including the Federal Drone Advisory Committee, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Group and F38 Subcommittee on Markings for Small UAS.[15] Santana also co-drafted the public-private partnership for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, to enable a multi-state Hyperloop system in the United States.[16][17] In 2017, she founded a software company, Social Glass that builds an artificial intelligence based software to help the government with automation of processes and help in the decision making.[18][19][20]

References[change | change source]

  1. Franco, Marta. "Biografía de Paola Santana, cofundadora y jefa de operaciones de Matternet. Latinos en tecnología 2016". CNET en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  2. Bort, Julie. "10 enterprise tech rock stars under age 35". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  3. "Paola Santana - Faculty". Singularity University. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  4. "Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  5. "UPS partners with drone startup Matternet to transport medical samples via drone across hospital". Tech News | Startups News. 2019-03-26. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  6. Mascarenhas, Natasha (2019-07-06). "Proust Goes Tech With Paola Santana, Founder Of Social Glass And Matternet". Crunchbase News. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  7. Baverman, Laura. "Matternet charts course for exponential growth". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  8. Desmond, John (2019-07-02). "Executive Interview: Paola Santana, CEO and Founder of Social Glass". AI Trends. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  9. "Paola Santana: "Me gusta soñar grande, pero me gusta hacer en la inmediatez"". Periódico elDinero (in Spanish). 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  10. Mascarenhas, Natasha (2019-07-11). "Exyn Raises $16M Series A To Fly Its Drones Under The Radar". Crunchbase News. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  11. "Experta aconseja a industrias aplicar métodos más modernos". www.diariolibre.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  12. Salvatierra, Hugo (2018-08-27). "Ellas son las Mujeres Poderosas de Centroamérica y República Dominicana • Forbes México". Forbes México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  13. Postmaster (2018-11-28). "Inclined for ‎ImpactInclinación de impacto". Manhattan Times News. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  14. Franco, Marta. "Biografía de Paola Santana, cofundadora y jefa de operaciones de Matternet. Latinos en tecnología 2016". CNET en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  15. Carey, Bill. "FAA Names Members of High-Level Drone Advisory Committee". Aviation International News. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  16. Cano, Rosa Jiménez (2017-08-21). "Pioneras, creativas y brillantes: las mujeres de Silicon Valley se reivindican". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  17. "HyperloopTT reveals more details for Great Lakes hyperloop route". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  18. "An Interview with Paola Santana, Social Glass Founder and CEO: 'We're Using Technology to Create a Software Ecosystem that Simplifies Governments' Processes to Support them in Operating more Efficiently, Transparently, and Responsively'". The Silicon Review. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  19. "Paola Santana, fundadora de Matternet y Social Glass: Cómo Silicon Valley te enseña a cambiar al mundo". El Valle de los Tercos (in Spanish). 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  20. "Moda evangélica se renova, segue tendências e mostra personalidade". www.uol.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-01-18.

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