Raychel Espiritu is a Los Angeles native with over 13 years of experience in media, startups, business development, and digital marketing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cal State University, Northridge, and taught digital marketing at General Assembly from 2014-2015. Her professional experience includes working with large corporate brands, media companies, marketing agencies, and venture firms. Her current role as Venture Outreach Manager at The Alliance for Southern California Innovation has her helping match Seed and Series-A ready startups with institutional investors. Meditation is a big part of her personal development and she loves being a connector in the SoCal startup ecosystem.