Lucia Murillo

International Partnership Manager

Biography

Lucia Murillo is responsible for International Outreach in Pioneer, focusing on the development of new partnerships outside of the US. She moved to Beijing from Spain in 2008 to act as Investment Officer in the Spanish Embassy as part of the Internationalization Program for Young Professionals of the Ministry of Commerce.

Prior to Pioneer, she developed her career on market research, specializing on consumer products in Asia, and worked in projects for organizations such as the International Olive Council and the Ministry of Economy of Poland and for European companies. She received her double bachelor degree in Law and Business from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and her master degree in International Business Management by the Centro de Estudios Economicos y Comerciales.

From her own personal experience, Lucia is aware of the value that the right mentor can add at a personal and professional level. That, and her firm believe in education as a force for change, drawn her to join the Pioneer team.

Why Is Pioneer So Respected?

Pioneer has developed a rigorous pedagogical system with collegiate academic oversight. Through the highest standards, Pioneer sets authentic transparency of each young scholars’ level of accomplishment with the most selective college and universities.

Letter to counselors:

Dear counselor/educator friend,

In the critical process of preparing students to transition to college, you are key. The
ramifications of your guidance are far-reaching.

The Pioneer Research Program believes it, too, has a role to play in preparing students of special potential and passion for learning. This is a role we trust you will appreciate knowing about. Our mission is to offer a deep and otherwise unavailable opportunity to exceptionally motivated young scholars who want to learn and research at the college level and to explore their potential for innovation.

What makes Pioneer a unique deep-dive learning experience is not just the mentorship of distinguished professors. It is the rigorous quality controls developed conjointly by Pioneer and Oberlin College. Professors (must) adhere to rubrics for

1) setting learning goals;

2) syllabus development;

3) oversight, feedback and evaluation, and

4) grading standardization.

This rigorous academic system is supported by a (principled or high-minded) ethics code and an initial thorough admission process. The combination gives students an exceptional learning experience that is brought to fruition in a college-level research paper documenting their findings.

You can follow this link [link to academics page] to learn more about the academic system.

Link to the academic system: Academic quality control and academic oversight Pioneer’s focus is on learning and learners, and therefore all of our practices were built upon the following principles:

No conflict of interests [Link to the ethics: ]

Because of its high academic and ethical standards, the Pioneer program has earned the trust of college admissions departments and formed the basis for the ground-breaking collaboration with Oberlin College. Pioneer scholars get two college credits upon completing their Pioneer research.

[Link to the article about the partnership]

Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. Students who have genuine academic interests and are highly motivated are a good fit with Pioneer’s values. Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring authentic field interest and a correct priority of applicants. As a result, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities. [Link to admissions page: Professor-blind admission policy]

On this page, we have assembled the critical information needed to meet your needs.

If you have additional questions, feel free to let us know how we can help you by emailing info@pioneeracademics.com or calling 855-572-8863.

Best,

Matthew Jaskol

Program director