As Senior Sponsored Research Administrator, Omar provides support with diverse financial management and sponsored research administration activities at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Before joining IQSS, Omar worked as Program and Development Coordinator at Laspau, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University. At Laspau, he oversaw the development of proposals to implement University Innovation programs for higher education institutions across Latin America. His responsibilities included identification of new potential programs and funding sources, preparation of proposals and budgets, as well as program implementation. Omar utilized his wealth of experience in engineering to advance STEM education. Additionally, he specialized in building high-level client relationships, partnerships, and cultivating new initiatives within University Innovation.
Omar previously worked in the field of engineering within the oil industry. He holds a B.S. in industrial chemistry, and a master’s degree in management with a focus on business administration.