Luz Fernandez Gandarias

As Managing Director of Aporta and Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and Data Science, Luz leads a philanthropic higher education initiative on AI in Peru. Aporta, in partnership with IDSS, provides learners with a combination of technical knowledge in data science and essential global skills such as ethics, social impact, and critical thinking.

Luz’s previous experience includes corporate multinational environments, leading multidisciplinary & multicultural teams based worldwide. She has extensive experience in finance, analysis, innovation, strategy design, change management, and large transformational initiatives related to data and technology.

Her focus is on responsible use of AI and data, and data-driven culture adoption by organizations and individuals that brings people & technology together.

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307