Monica Alcoz

Mónica Alcoz is a Sr. International Project Manager with the UTSA Center for Global Development in San Antonio, Texas. Under this position, she assists countries interested in establishing sustainable and successful small business assistance networks. Mónica provides in country certificate trainings, technical and certification visits to government, private and high education institutions on how to establish sustainable and successful small business assistance programs. Through her work, she connects the network leaders, center directors and advisors to acquire new knowledge, share best practices and maximize the creation and capture of economic impact. Mónica also promotes export opportunities among small business clients by connecting them with potential international buyers.

Since 2003, Mónica has been actively involved in the development and expansion of the U.S. SBDC model in over 20 countries, traveling all through North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and North Africa.

In her previous role, she was a Senior International Business Advisor at the UTSA SBDC International Trade Center (ITC) and a Project Manager of the Southern U.S. Trade Association Minority Export Training program, a customized, one-on-one export program for high-value food and agricultural companies.

Before joining the ITC in 2001, Mónica was an Agricultural Engineer in her native country of Uruguay. Mónica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and a Masters of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mónica is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.