Ta Corrales Sánchez is mechanical engineer and social innovation facilitator from Heredia, Costa Rica. Her work focuses on the design and implementation of initiatives that support the development of local innovation ecosystems in Latin-America.
Since September 2018, she has lead the implementation of the OC3 Program in Oaxaca, México, working with 200+ innovators and 32+ organizations to design and implement 4 co-design processes inspired by D-Lab's Creative Capacity Building methodology.
Starting in 2019, she joined the Inclusive Markets program as part of the CCB for Miners project in Colombia, which focuses on building capacity of small-scale gold miners to create innovative products, services and approaches that can improve their livelihoods.
Ta is a 2016 graduate of MIT where she majored in Mechanical Engineering, minored in Chemistry, and concentrated in Latin-American Studies. During her undergraduate years, she spent a lot of her time in MIT D-Lab, taking classes, conducting research, and taking advantage of the opportunities to collaborate, laugh and learn with many of D-Lab's community partners.
She loves building things, salsa dancing, and bicycles.