Originally from Miami, Florida, Leyanis Diaz joined the Temple Small Business Development Center team November 2019. She is a bilingual Business Consultant and internal Marketing Specialist, helping businesses start, grow and prosper. Leyanis holds a BS in Communication from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and a MS in Entrepreneurship from University College London in London, United Kingdom. Leyanis is the founder of an award-winning boutique marketing and consulting business for minority-owned businesses and has been working with diverse small business owners for the last ten years. Her work in community relations and economic development has allowed her to travel the world and collaborate with businesses, non-profits and organizations big and small, including but not limited to CNN en Español, Univision, Ford and KIND Snacks.