What is your professional experience/background?
As with many Latino families, my parents persevered and overcame many obstacles since the moment they arrived. I recall delivering newspapers for the Review Journal and The Las Vegas Sun as early as 8 years old. By high school, I wanted to alleviate some expenses for my parents and so I began my search for a summer job. My mom came home with a flyer one day that read: “High School Internship Program at Washington Mutual.” My initial reaction was to say no as I did not see myself in banking. Low and behold 17 years later I have made a very successful career from it. I spent many years taking on different roles within the branches while also going to school. I was blessed to have an opportunity present itself soon after I graduated from college. Today I provide treasury, credit, payment, and global solutions to mid-size companies as a Commercial Banker for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Aside from my day job, I have a passion for advocating diversity, equity and inclusion both internally and externally.
Personal goal: I would like to travel more with my baby girl and husband.
Professional goal: I would like to join a board of an organization that aligns with my values and make an impact to the Vegas community. In addition, I would love to be recognized as an influential individual whether that’s through 40 under 40, Women to Watch, etc.