Alejandra Rivera

@ University of Copenhagen

Erasmus Mundus 4CITIES Master student in Urban Studies (’19), she has a background in International Relations and Economics from Florida International University in Miami, USA. She also has related studies in entrepreneurship, Latin American studies, and work experience in international commerce and logistics. Her master thesis in social innovation, —defined as the efforts responding to social exclusion and contributing to urban and community development—focuses on educational capacity building initiatives to generate inclusion in the labour market: cases are Medellin and Malmö. Her interest in social innovation and entrepreneurship rests on the premise that committed cooperation of the quadruple-helix actors, for instance, as formal partnerships, alliances, and funding, is compulsive for achieving a measurable positive impact towards urban and social development.