Carla Cardenas

Carla Cardenas is the Project Manager at the UTSA Center for Global Development in San Antonio, Texas.  As the Project Manager, Carla provides training and coordinates the international expansion of the SBDC model. She also oversees the development, maintenance, usage and promotion of the online trade platform, which connects the small business clients of the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States SBDC networks with trade opportunities and education.  Carla joined the UTSA SBDC International Trade Center in 2008 and previously served as an International Market Research Specialist. In this position Carla conducted and provided market research for the small and medium-sized businesses of the 79-county South-West Texas Border Region.

Carla holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Business Administration as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in International Development, both from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.  She is also a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), a Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Certified Scrum Master.  Carla was born and raised in San Antonio and is fluent in English and Spanish.