Miriam Reyes

Job title: CEO & Founder

Project: Aprendices Visuales

Miriam Reyes, Social Entrepreneur, Designer and Master in Communications is one of the Spanish Innovators Under 35 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recognised in the Forbes 30Under30 list.

After working in one of the best architecture offices in the world, Herzog & de Meuron, she has been a visiting professor at different Universities and is certificated in Design Thinking by Standford University.

In 2010, after the diagnosis of her little cousin with autism, she developed for him a story with pictograms, “The underpants of Jose”. After sharing it on internet, she received messages from thousands of people from all corners of the world saying: “Thank you, thank you for sharing this material with us”. Since then, she decided to devote her time and creativity to respond to this social demand and founded Aprendices Visuales, a non-profit which develop technological tools that allow children with autism develop their full potential. Aprendices Visuales (Visual Learners) has now reached more than 600,000 children in 20 countries.

Miriam believes in a world where every human being can reach their full potential. She is actually mentoring young social entrepreneurs to contribute to this dream.

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