Minerva Garcia

Minerva Garcia is a Sr. International Project Manager with the UTSA Center for Global Development in San Antonio, Texas. She has been involved in MSME consulting services for more than 19 years. Her international experience includes many projects in the European Union and Latin America.

Since 2006, she has been actively involved in promoting the expansion of the SBDC model worldwide, supporting over 22 national governments in adopting the SBDC model as a means to grow the competitiveness of their small business sectors. Prior to joining the UTSA SBDC International Trade Center, she worked as a Technology Consultant at the Technology Transfer Office at the University La Laguna in Spain. She also worked at the Treasury Unit at the Budget Directorate in the European Commission in Belgium and as an Accounting-Finance Consultant at ATL Consultants in Spain.

She holds a M.S. in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Certified Global Business Professional. She was born and raised in the Canary Islands, Spain, is fluent in Spanish, English and German and has lived in many European countries.