This entrepreneur grew up in Port-au- Prince, Haiti, well into her high school years. Post her high school graduation in 2002, Joachim–Sanon-Symietz moved to New-Orleans Louisiana, where she completed her first two years of college. Seeking a more challenging and rigorous engineering program, she transferred to the University of Michigan (UMich), Ann-Arbor. There she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering in April 2006. After working across several industries, including beauty, pharmaceutical, financial services and telecommunications; in North America, Asia and the Caribbean, she went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Fast forward to 2015, motivated by the need to create jobs in Haiti, she achieved a long- term goal. Joachim- Sanon-Symietz co-founded Les Chocolateries Askanya in Ouanaminthe, a small town in the Northern Eastern part of the Caribbean Island. She’s an avid traveller, having visited 60 countries and counting. She’s committed to mentoring high-school students in Haiti to develop relevant skills to succeed in college and developing Haiti’s next great entrepreneurs.