She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, School of Environmental Design. Her global sustainability experience began while leading the Green Enterprise Initiative at Munich-headquartered Siemens Enterprise Networks. She helped enterprises understand the economic and environmental value of collaboration technologies. Once adopted, these solutions dramatically reduced corporations’ real estate needs, energy needs, employee commutes and their overall carbon footprints.
Graciela is also the author of an Amazon bestselling bilingual children's book titled Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá, the first bilingual children's book about why mommies serve in the military [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0.] This ground-breaking book was honored at the American Library Association National Convention (2014 International Latino Book Awards) in the category of "Best Educational Children's Book - Bilingual." Since then, it's won awards in competitions among military writers, independent publishers and the prestigious Writers Digest Magazine (1st Place, Children's Picture Book.) Captain Mama and her children will star in a bilingual aviation travel adventure series in the years to come; the second book in the series will launch in 2016. Graciela's full military bio is available here.
Graciela actively mentors students who need life, education and career roadmaps, which the Latinnovating book series provides. She also presents her unique military aviation service story to motivate students to pursue technical fields in "The STEM of Aviation" - where Science, Technology, Engineering and Math converge to fly global, military missions in jet aircraft.
Graciela earned a Master degree in International Management from the School of Global Commerce at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. She was honored by LATINA Style Magazine as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Gala in Washington D.C. In November of 2014, Ms. Tiscareño-Sato was honored by the Business and Professional Women's Foundation with an National Business Women's Week award. The ceremony was part of the Women Veterans Career Development Forum that took place at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and included a keynote speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. See the photo album here. Watch the "Personal Branding for Military Veterans" panel where Graciela participated here.
She is a key promoter of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit held annually at Stanford University. Graciela is the founder of multicultural marketing and educational publishing firm, Gracefully Global Group LLC. Her thought leadership pieces have published in the U.S. and Europe including Environmental Leader, Hispanic MBA, Communications News and many others. She's a regular contributor to the Huffington Post (Education, Small Business, Women, Green and Latino Voices sections.) She lives in the San Francisco east bay with her husband and three eco-conscious children.