Rocio van Nierop Co-Founder and Executive Director, Latinas in Tech
Rocío is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Latinas in Tech. Rocío graduated with honors from Tec de Monterrey with a degree in Marketing, and until recently, Rocio was the Director of Product Marketing at Prezi where she spent several years launching Prezi's products nationally and internationally. Prior to her role in Product Marketing, Rocio was General Manager of Prezi Latin America making Prezi one of the leading presentation platforms pushing the boundaries of innovation and effective communications.
Rocío has been an advocate for tech inclusion, participating in multiple boards of charitable organizations that push forward the participation of underrepresented minorities. Besides Latinas in Tech, Rocio has co-founded Silicon Valley Day - a conference that brings the best minds of Silicon Valley to multiple cities and countries in Latin America, helped start Red Global de Talentos Mexicanos in San Francisco, as well as the EXATEC alumni group in San Francisco, and Rocío serves as an advisor to the cultural festival MEXAM in San Francisco.
Born in the Bay Area to Mexican parents, growing up in Mexico, Germany, France, and Boston, Rocío is a proud wife and mother of two and she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, literature, and extreme sports.