i am: Cassandra Zuluaga
My Vynamic Color
My Vynamic role
Director and DEI Service Lead – I work with clients to enable them to better understand why DEI matters specifically for their organization, where they have gaps, and how authentic and effective DEI programs can have positive outcomes on how they operate both internally and externally.
Favorite professional work experience
Working on the acquisition of an orphan drug aimed at children born with spinal muscular atrophy, and ensuring timelines were met for regulatory approval so that this groundbreaking drug could ultimately go to market.
B.A. in Government & World Affairs, University of Tampa/University of Oxford; MSc in International Public Policy, University College London
Best early career advice received
“Things do not necessarily happen for the best, but some people are able to make the best out of things that happen,” from Shawn Achor’s “The Happiness Advantage“ – well worth a read!
Locations I’ve worked
UK, US, UAE, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, and Israel.
My Vynamic color
Frida Fuchsia! – I’m passionate about the arts and Frida Kahlo is one of my favourite artists. She produced some incredible work in the face of unbelievable adversity. I have found her resilience and creativity inspiring and hope to bring a fresh perspective (and dash of colour!) to everything I do.
You may not have known
I have 4 passports (USA, UK, Colombia, and Venezuela). Once I get my remaining historical documentation together, I will qualify for an Italian passport as well.
How I unwind
BodyPump and a glass of wine (though not at the same time!)
Now learning how to
Better navigate a wine list. I am passionate about food and wine and am currently pursuing my WSET Level 2 Award in wines.
As a child, I wanted to be
A veterinarian, as I adore animals. Growing up all our animals were rescues. I would one day love to have an old rescue dog. Right now, I’ll settle for following more animals than people on social media.