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"When I look around, I believe I can make it"

How can resignation turn into motivation? Read this article about Trini Saona, her experiences in the embassy in Mexico, and the Chilean Alfredo Zolezzi Foundation. Trini relies in the transformative potential of social innovation being an effective response to rapidly changing scenarios and growing uncertainty. She wants to face the challenges of the 21st century in a more comprehensive way by mobilizing connections in the social, political, and economic sphere. Trini admires this multilateral kind of cooperation. Therefore, she appreciates the Global Diplomacy Lab as a platform of exchange and social innovation that strives to forward diversity and goes beyond traditional diplomacy.

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Trinidad Saona

Trini Saona is a journalist and has been a diplomat in the Chilean Foreign Service since 2010. She currently works in the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Between 2015 and 2017, she worked at the Alfredo Zolezzi Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up by Chilean innovator Alfredo Zolezzi, whose innovation model aims to connect advanced science and technology with emerging social and environmental challenges.

At the MFA, she has served at the Chilean Embassy in Mexico and, in Santiago, at the Directorate of Strategic Planning and the office of the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

In diplomacy, her main interest is in exploring new methodologies and tools in depth in order to achieve a new understanding of their practical use. She studied for an MBA at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile between 2017 and 2019, with the aim of identifying different frameworks of leadership and strategy applicable to diplomacy. 

She speaks Spanish, English and French, and her main hobby is photography.

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Learn more about Trinidad in her blog post.

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