Marie Custodio-Collazo

Outreach Manager | parallel18


Marie Custodio is the Outreach Manager of parallel18, a startup accelerator founded by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust to foster innovation as an economic development tool for entrepreneurs. Before joining parallel18, she was a journalist at Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, El Nuevo Día, covering Business, Technology and Innovation news.

Ms. Custodio’s passion for storytelling and communications has been key to highlight the resiliency and potential of the island’s young entrepreneurs in national and international media outlets. She’s also responsible for building bridges with organizations supporting innovative businesses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Custodio has a B.A. in Information and Journalism from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.