Human Rights Leader
Jánelle Marina is a feminist human rights defender who has dedicated her life to abolishing Modern Day Slavery through education, action and advanced financial technologies. She has lobbied for and achieved changes in nearly every level of government.
Jánelle Marina has been honored for her groundbreaking self-funded research on modern slavery in the Caribbean and its ties to American politics. Her research also shines a light on the dark side of the tourism industry and American exports.
As a FinTech entrepreneur and startup executive, Jánelle Marina is the first Puerto Rican
American woman to launch her own investment bank in U.S. history, and the first person ever to create AI-powered currency.
A gifted and passionate speaker, Jánelle Marina is available to educate others about what perpetuates modern day slavery, actions that can reduce it, how to get involved and which policies need to change.
Jánelle Marina Méndez Viera is a highly accomplished and dedicated professional, with a wealth of experience in the field of human rights.
Jánelle Marina’s Life Experiences Fuel Her Drive for Social Reform
Born in Bronxville, New York, Jánelle Marina Méndez Viera has a strong background in finance, human rights, and the military. Having endured adversity throughout her childhood and early adulthood, including multiple forms of sexual violence and modern slavery, she is passionate about finding solutions to tackle human rights abuses, and promote transparency and accountability in the financial industry.