“YLAI was the biggest surprise I’ve ever had in my life. It’s this amazing program that gives you a lot of opportunities and a lot of tools. And it’s so amazing that you can be part of it.”
– Oscar Alvarado Freer | Costa Rica

Oscar Alvarado Freer is the Co-Founder of Terminal Avenida 9 Coffee Shop, which encourages the support of national entrepreneurs and the consumption of local products. Terminal Avenida 9 Coffee Shop seeks to communicate the true value that Costa Rican coffee has worldwide. Oscar previously worked as a Physician at Caja Costarricence de Seguro Social. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine from the University of Medical Sciences in Costa Rica.

Oscar spent 4 weeks at the Presidential Precinct through the Young Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI). YLAI brings dynamic young entrepreneurs from 10 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region for “entrepreneur-in-residence” placements with some of Charlottesville’s leading small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations.