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Regina Bernal

Entrepreneurship Manager, University of San Diego

Regina Bernal, who is the entrepreneurship manager at University of San Diego’s School of Business, recently began teaching an emerging leaders course to freshmen at the university. Bernal is involved in a partnership with the Hera Venture Summit, which brings female entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world to San Diego.

ALMA MATER: University of San Diego

BUCKET LIST: Cage dive with white sharks with my father and brother.

FUN FACT: After 28 years, Bernal finally beat her father at a sport – defeating him in a recent triathlon swim. “Although he will not admit to it, he knows that my swim was faster even if it was only seconds.”

BUSINESS ADVICE: The best business and personal advice I have ever received is from my favorite writer and human being Don Miguel Ruiz, “Be impeccable with your words. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.”