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Sandra Medrano

Consultant

Sandra has experience and interest in microfinance and environmentalism in cities across the U.S. She is a firm believer in the importance in uniting stakeholders and mobilizing communities to generate real solutions to social problems. Since joining FSG in the fall 2015, Sandra has supported research, analysis, and insight generation on several engagements. Her work has covered areas such as strategy development for the Nebraska Department of Education; secondary and primary research of the veteran and military family community to develop place-based engagement strategies; research and analysis to drive strategy development for a multinational corporation’s social responsibility and sustainability portfolio; and support for corporate philanthropic efforts to increase the pipeline of STEM teachers of color in the U.S. More recently, Sandra has contributed to research efforts that highlight best practices for gender equity in retail and to research and analysis that informs community-based philanthropy in San Antonio, Texas.

Before FSG

As an undergrad, Sandra worked with the student-run microfinance organization The Elmseed Enterprise Fund. Through client recruitment and community outreach efforts, she helped promote access to financial services for underserved entrepreneurs in the local community.

Sandra was also part of a team that conducted research and designed sustainability initiatives to further city efforts to combat the negative effects of climate change. She focused her work on the ways local governments and communities can work together to further sustainability goals and raise awareness of environmental issues.  

Education

  • Yale University, B.A. History; Energy Studies Scholar

Affiliations

  • L.E.D.A. Scholars
  • Gates Millennium Scholars

Languages

  • Spanish

On working at FSG

“I am excited to be part of a team that is constantly questioning how to best create change, in both the work it engages in with clients, and in the ways it operates. The commitment to reflect and produce social change at different levels makes FSG an inspiring place to be.”