Liza Curcio-Rudy is a Portfolio and Investments Associate for Accion Venture Lab. In this position, Liza supports and leads investments in early-stage fintech companies, guides our portfolio companies through strategic projects and engagement activities, and supports additional fund initiatives around gender lens investing and LP engagement. Most recently, Liza worked as a Senior Analyst with the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center, a non-profit venture capital fund and startup incubator that promotes economic development across Louisiana, as a Venture for America fellow. Liza graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Minor in Global Poverty. Apart from work, Liza enjoys cooking, biking, and spending time with her cat, Goose.