Alexa-Rae Navarro is the new Executive Director of Startup San Diego, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurs and startups in the local ecosystem.
Alexa-Rae was born and raised in Riverside and went to college at UC San Diego, where she studied urban planning. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to work at the mayor’s office but knew she wanted to learn more and went on to earn a master’s degree in urban planning at UCLA. Her studies coincided with a graduate internship at the LA Chamber of Commerce.
After finishing up her studies, Alexa-Rae continued working with the LA Chamber of Commerce, where she eventually became a senior managing director of the organization’s center for innovation and tech.
Listen in to hear all about her journey to becoming Startup San Diego’s new Executive Director and send her your best taco recommendation!
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