The best part of my job is hands down all the incredible people I get to work with on a daily basis. From the point I enter the office to when I leave, I get the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most genuine, hardworking and funny people I’ve had the chance to meet. Regardless of the project or task at hand, there has been no dull moment since I’ve been here.
My hardest day definitely in my second week here when I received my first few projects. Being on the Sales Operation team, there’s been a ton of changes in our processes and systems that made getting a grasp on the tasks at hand a bit difficult. However, with the help from a lot of my teammates, I was able to get past the hump and learn what I needed to get started and onboard properly.
If I won the lottery and was set up for financial success, the first thing I’d do is travel. I’d love to rent a car and drive from California to New York– making stops at cities and national parks all throughout the country. After that, I’d hop on a plane and take a flight to any random country I’ve been wanting to visit.
Outside of work, I’m passionate about starting and building organizations that help empower and advance marginalized communities. I currently sit on the board of my alma mater, George Jackson Academy. GJA is an independent middle school in New York City dedicated to high-performing low-income boys from underserved communities. I’m also on the board of FLIP national, a non-profit helping first-generation college students navigate the challenges they face in college. At the end of last month, I went to the Obama Foundation Summit: a two-day conference for people passionate about civic engagement. In addition to connecting with remarkable people all around the world and exploring new lens to social impact, I had the privilege of meeting President Obama (see below!) and talking to him about my story and the work I’ve done.