Ernesto Grijalva

Senior VP, Legal Affairs Latin America/Caribbean, PriceSmart Inc.

Industries of Expertise: Law/International Trade

Ernesto “Ernie” Grijalva has, for the last 20 years, worked as an attorney overseeing international legal matters for PriceSmart, Inc., which operates membership shopping warehouse clubs (similar to Costco or Sam’s) in 13 countries across the Western Hemisphere. He has been an adjunct professor in the U.S. and Mexico, a sponsor of Invisible Children and involved with numerous trade related organizations. 

Ernie understands the struggles first-generation college students face, because he was one.  He wishes that, as a student, he had someone to whom he could have turned, who understood the myriad of seemingly conflicting responsibilities and challenges faced by a student working their way through college with little to no outside support.