Veronica Pugin is passionate about promoting economic justice for all. She has a background in cross-sector strategy, financial inclusion, and impactful tech.
Veronica currently works in business operations and strategy at LinkedIn, which has entailed understanding the relationship between jobs, macroeconomic trends, and business. Previously, she consulted private, public, and non-profit clients at Deloitte Consulting. This included advising private sector clients on growth strategy, public sector clients on economic development planning and tech innovation, and a non-profit client on utilizing tech solutions to scale impact. Additionally, while at Deloitte, she led a team to develop and oversee the firm's first Diversity Mentorship Program. Veronica has worked in financial inclusion across all sectors. Most recently, she advised California's Office of the Governor on utilizing financial technology and cross-sector solutions to promote socioeconomic equity in small business lending. Previously, she managed the Latin America business for a Bay Area financial education tech start-up. Additionally, she worked on impact evaluation for Opportunity Fund, the nation's leading nonprofit business lender to underserved communities.
In addition, Veronica has experience working on strategy and operations for civic engagement endeavors. She worked with Swing Left on a go-to-market strategy for voter registration and voter engagement efforts among diverse communities. Previously, she worked with Pnyka, a civic engagement tech start-up, to develop their market and partnerships strategy, including building partnerships with City governments.
Veronica completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations at Claremont McKenna College, where she wrote an honors thesis on labor and trade. She obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also completed a certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation. During her tenure, she conducted research on developing a more equitable and sustainable capitalism. She is currently completing The Newbigin House of Studies' Newbigin Fellowship, a program that provides a theological, spiritual, personal, and relational education for the integration of faith, work, and life in a progressive Christian context.
Having split her residence between the Bay Area and the Los Angeles area, she currently resides in San Francisco, where she is a member of the Latino Community Foundation Giving Circles Network and City Church of San Francisco's LGBTQ Bible study group. Veronica is proud to be part of the Latino, LGBTQ, and progressive Christian communities.