In this episode of From the Blockchain, Ashley (Bored Becky) is joined by guest Laura Rodriguez, co-founder of The Miami Ape LLC, a Web3 Consulting and Media Company. Laura is an advisor, social impact advocate, and community builder with a master's in social work and over 11 years of experience working as a mental health advocate. She is also a sought-out and renown speaker with a worldwide audience, as well as an experienced live show host who has been featured on live national television in Spanish as an educator and expert about NFTs and Web3, and featured on Forbes as one of 10 must follow influencers in the LATAM space. In the Fall of 2022, Laura was selected as a Bored Ape Yacht Club Community Council Member, as a Proud holder of BAYC 9300. Laura was also Nominated for the WOW awards of World of Women for 'Impact in Web3 Education' in October 2022.
As an advocate for NFTs, Laura seeks to educate people about the potential of this new technology, and she wants to bring awareness to Latin America and minority groups about the opportunities available in Web 3. For this purpose, Laura also Founded a community of “Latinos en Web 3” with over 2.5K members, where she hosts online and in person meet ups with the community. Laura has worked as a volunteer with several non-profits and is now looking to onboard them into the web 3 space. Her goal is to use her social media platforms as a content creator to empower artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to innovate and enter this rapidly growing industry.
In this episode of From the Blockchain, Laura discusses the importance of nonprofits integrating social media, dives into The Bored Ape Council, building her community, and how important it is to her creating a bilingual community.
0:05 - Episode intro, overview, and brief guest introduction.
1:43 - Interview start, meet Laura Rodriguez (The Miami Ape), and learn more about her life pre 2021, where she was and what she was doing.
3:12 - Diving into how she got into the Web3.0 space.
5:28 – When she bought her first NFT and her most meaningful NFT purchase.
7:45 - Where has the evolution gone in terms of her career and where she is spending much of her time.
11:33 - Perspective partners and what they are thinking.
15:03 - Building her community and why it is important to her.
22:35 - Her thoughts on the intersection of Web3.0 and nonprofits, the types of conversations she might be having with those organizations, and where she sees Web3.0 benefiting those organizations.
26:52 - ChatGPT Question: How does she envision blockchain technology, particularly NFTs and other Web3.0 applications being utilized for social good and addressing societal challenges in 2023 and beyond.
32:13 - The Bored Ape Council, what it does, what does she do, and what they hope to see more of.
38:47 - More on content and what her thoughts are when it comes to the 3.0 version of Web2.0 from the social media side.
44:24 - Where to find Laura.
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