Maria Luisa Sanchez-Ku

Generalist, Human Resources

As the human resources generalist, Maria Luisa works on all aspects of the human resources function at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Maria Luisa has over 10 years of experience in training and development.  She also has over eight years of experience designing, analyzing, and implementing talent management or HRIS initiatives, including selection, succession planning, leadership development, performance management and diversity.

Prior to joining SVCF, Maria Luisa has worked in the private and public sector, including the Santa Clara VTA, IBM Business Transformation Center in Costa Rica, Select International, Inc., the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, and Texas A&M University.

Maria Luisa holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from Texas A&M University.  She comes from Costa Rica and enjoys learning about cross-cultural issues, ethnic cuisines and languages.