Fabiana is the Director of Lending for the Southeast Region for Ascendus. She joined this Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2010 and was quickly promoted from Loan Consultant to Manager.

Before Covid 19 small businesses in our community received more than $3.6 million in capital which sustained over 600 jobs in our neighbors. In addition, Ascendus supported financial education minority racial/ethnic groups, immigrants and women entrepreneurs.

In 2012, The South Florida Community Development Coalition recognized Fabiana’s achievements with the Economic Opportunity Award and more recently the SBA awarded ACCION as the Mission Based Lender for two consecutive years -2018-2019- and the SBA State Community Lender for 2019.

Fabiana is from Argentina where she graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in law.

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