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Mrs. Carol Ilievski ( née Reyes Avila) is originally from Oruro - Bolivia, from an early age, her ideology tilted toward science, social issues, women empowerment and preservation of the environment. While in high school, her achievements were countless as the winner of several awards in her city and country in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics - Science's Fairs, Environmental presentations, and even dance and music. She published her first book in 1989 about Bolivia in its dispute with neighboring Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean. In 1988 and 1989 she represented Bolivia in the international congress of " Convenio Andres Bello" ( CAB) where she addressed to the world, the mining industry contamination problems in the Andean Region of Bolivia creating awareness of the problem worldwide considering the number of transnational companies operating in Bolivia. Her studies where used as a base for new environmental reforms and laws in Bolivia during the presidency of Jaime Paz Zamora.
After high school, her passion for women's empowerment and social opportunity/equality pushed her to become active in politics where she worked hand to hand with minorities, women's associations and youth programs. Reyes Avila attended Univalle in Cochabamba where she studied Electronic Engineering, however, she did not finish that career because she moved away from Bolivia to Europe and later the United States. Her education was completed in Viña del Mar - Chile, Oxford England and Harvard University USA (Education Below).
In 2015 -2018 she served as a fellow professor at Harvard for Sustainable Finance and Investment and guest professor and speaker in several countries and colleges addressing the issues of women's leadership, environmental conscious investment, entrepreneurship and project management.
Founder of Reyes Avila LLC in 2005, she acquired NovoAndina International in 2009 she dedicated a big part of her time to the development and industrialization of coca leaves for legal products. Isolating the coca alkaloid for industrial use in diet and energy pills, drinks and supplements and developing hybrid varieties that met the international regulations. She became an investor and founder of several companies and businesses in the Boston area. Nowadays, she serves as a political advisor and counselor in Bolivia for political parties and individuals working to restructure that country. After recently getting married to her partner and classmate at Harvard, she is getting ready to complete her education and pursue her Ph.D.