Siris Barrios is Co-owner of Amazon-Fruit Frexot Productora y Comercializadora S.A (Ecuadorian Exporter of pitahaya) and Frexotic Inc (USA Importer). Ms.Barrios brings over 20 years of corporate-level experience in communications, market research, and social impact in real estate development. Ms.Barrios oversees sales, communications and impact initiatives.
Previously Ms. Barrios served as Director of Community and Social Impact for MPACT Collective, an impact real estate development firm committed to creating vibrant and inspiring destinations. Ms. Barrios has received training in Human Subject Research by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Harris Interactive, and the Rand Corporation. She has created, led, and implemented several projects dealing with health equity, media representation of under-represented communities, and multicultural marketing for the corporate sector.
Ms. Barrios earned a Bachelors’s Degree in Geography from California State University of Northridge, where she also helped found both the first Central American Studies Program and the first Central American Research & Policy Institute in the United States. She was born in El Salvador and raised in Los Angeles, California, lived in New York for nine years and has explored ten countries across four continents.
Ms. Barrios and her husband Jose Leon, a native of Palora, decided to relocate their family to Palora, Ecuador (Ecuadorian Amazon) to care for the farm, packing facility, and exporting/importing operations. Ms. Barrios values the precious time she gets to spend with her two sons on the family farm while building a social impact business that creates shared prosperity.