Reyna got her undergraduate Degree at university UTESA, one of the most well-known private universities of the area. Reyna has worked in different significant exporters in the Dominican Republic such as Savid Dominicana, where she did her internship in the certification department. Another important exporter where Reyna worked was Plantaciones del Norte, where she worked as an assistant in the Certification Department, both organic and Global Gap scopes. Reyna also worked as an assistant at Grupo Banamiel in the banana’s exportation department.
In her spare time, she likes to do voluntary service in her community, Castañuelas, teaching basic computer skills to older adults and kids at a community center.
Reyna considers all of her previous work experience in the certification and exportation fields as her key to success at QCS Caribe, where she has become more specialized in the Global Gap scope. Last but not least, Reyna has a beautiful family which includes her husband and two kids. She describes herself as a dreamer, empathetic, reliable, and always ready to give her best at every moment.
Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Lara got her degree as an agronomist engineer from Instituto Superior de Agricultura (ISA), one of the most recognized agricultural universities of the country. She has been working with organic farming for the past five years, from working as manager of the internal control system in certified farms with Biocafcao, S.A (one of the leading companies in the commercialization of organic cocoa beans) to running fermentation process.
Lara enjoys working at QCS because every day there are new challenges and knowledge to acquire as a professional, collaborating with an excellent work team to guarantee compliance with organic standards.
Elba comes from a rural area in Mao Valverde Dominican Republic called La Yagua. She got her undergraduate degree as an agronomist engineer at Universidad ISA, a very well known agricultural university in the country. Across her career she has worked at different exporters in Mao Valverde: Ekoban-Savid and Plantaciones del Norte. In these various companies she worked in their certification departments.
She has a broad understanding of the reality of small farmers that she was exposed to while working at Banelino's internal control system department. Also while working at Banelino, she went to University Earth in Cota Rica to get her ISO 9001 course. Elba went to get her master’s degree in science at Ohio State University, where she got her degree specifically in Rural Sociology and Community Development.
After getting her degree at OSU, she spent a couple of years as an assistant professor at Universidad ISA. Some of the subjects she taught were professional reports writing, research methodology and rural development. Finally, Elba spent 4 years as a technical manager at her family's banana plantation. She feels that all her career experience contributes to her knowledge of organic farming and certification to perform her duties at QCS Caribe.
Ruth got her degree as an industrial engineer from Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago (UTESA). Later, she did a master degree in business administration. After that, she worked for two years at the certification department of Plantaciones del Norte, one of the biggest banana exporters in the Dominican Republic. Later, Ruth worked at Madera´s Farm, where she was in charge of their Certification Department and additionally she assisted on the production and logistic department.
Working at QCS is a wonderful experience for her because it allows her to increase her knowledge about certification standards and regulations, and she is able to interact with different people of the agricultural field.
Ruth enjoys working at QCS because of the way that QCS Caribe work as family and as team with an excellent work environment.