Paola Santana










Paola M. Santana Bio | Matternet

Paola is an entrepreneur, lawyer and public policy expert. She is Co-founder and COO at Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup creating the world’s next generation transportation system using networks of flying vehicles. A Fulbright scholar, GoodxGlobal Tech Fellow, Gifted Citizen awardee, and graduate from George Washington, Georgetown and Singularity University, her work aims to enact comprehensive regulatory frameworks and commercial ecosystems allowing the first networks of flying vehicles for transportation in the world. Previously with the World Bank, the OECD, the Dominican Republic’s National Elections Court and Constitutional Court, she has developed striking public infrastructure projects and designed strategic plans to integrate advanced exponential technologies into E-Government platforms. Paola enjoys exploration, disruptive thinking, philosophy, and the arts, and dreams of advancing the human race forward.