As a program manager, María Jaramillo is responsible for the implementation of financial education programs that promote the adoption and use of branchless banking technologies, such as mobile phone banking and cards. María also develops new partnerships for Microfinance Opportunities’ financial education programs in Latin America.
María has extensive experience providing technical assistance to microfinance institutions and developing financial products that respond to the needs of low-income households receiving remittances. Before joining Microfinance Opportunities, María worked at ACCION International launching, managing and expanding its remittances program. She also worked for Viamericas Corporation and for the Microenterprise Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank, researching innovative ways for the private sector to participate in microfinance.
María holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international politics from Oberlin College and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.