Armando is a senior Business and Economics student and entrepreneurship enthusiast from Costa Rica. He transferred to Northeastern in the Fall of 2012 seeking to expand his economics background into hands on experience in the business world. Armando has had multiple professional experiences in industries ranging from cement, to convenience stores and quick service restaurants in his home country. His recent interest in startups, venture capital, private equity, and innovation led him to join IDEA as an investment analyst. Armando is looking forward to getting immersed in the Boston startup scene, and one day owning his own business. He also enjoys mountain biking, running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family at the beach.