Margia A. Arguello
Associate Director of Innovation Initiatives
Johns Hopkins University
Arguello said establishing scholarships for Hispanic students in Maryland through the chamber and foundation, the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins and regional businesses has been her most satisfying professional accomplishment.
“I have worked tirelessly to help close the many complex gaps preventing Hispanics from attaining higher education,” Arguello said.
In her work to help founders of startups, Arguello said she has created networks and peer groups, highlighted those who have built diversity, equity and inclusion in their plans, and planned a roundtable series focused on designing products and services for women.
“I am well-positioned to create experiential learning opportunities for students while helping small businesses.”
While attending the Carey Business School, Arguello co-founded the Black, Hispanic and Indian Association and established business Spanish workshops to help students become more marketable and improve leadership skills.
James Calvin, professor of practice at the Carey Business School, said Arguello will have an impact beyond Baltimore.
“Margia is exceptional in her contributions to scientific discovery, building international bridges and her zeal to promote innovation,” he said.