I am a Latina-American, formerly low-income, daughter and sister of undocumented immigrants. Growing up, I experienced the dynamics of my identities and how they interplayed in the context of U.S. systems, often barring me from entering certain spaces that were not created for me to access.
I envision a country where communities that have been marginalized can thrive, are free of systemic oppression, and can obtain economic prosperity. Through my work, I have assisted asylum-seeking children and mothers in the U.S. detention centers through the organization Kids in Need of Defense, and mentored more than 100 Latinx college youth (through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) to navigate Capitol Hill and influence the policy that impacts their communities. Most recently, I worked for several years at ProInspire to deliver strategic consulting to operationalize REDI (Race Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) within organizations. In 2020, the racial reckoning during the COVID-19 pandemic amplified the need to dismantle systems of oppression in the workplace, create inclusive environments, and shift mindsets and behaviors to transform into a more equitable culture.
As a first-generation student, navigating my MBA recruiting experience was challenging, and I gave up on the process many times. Had it not been for my network of mentors, colleagues, and friends who motivated me to continue, I would not be here today. When I first interacted with Fuqua and learned further about the culture of “Team Fuqua” I knew that this was exactly what I was searching for in my MBA program—a community of support and acceptance that would enable me to grow and achieve my goals.
The Impact I Hope My Fuqua Education Will Allow Me To Have on the World
I have a vision of making the world a more just and equitable place. I want to build upon my skills and experience in creating human-centered, DEI-driven structures of leadership and management that deliver effective business outcomes to clients and create organizational transformation. I will be going to Accenture Strategy post-graduation with the goal to make a larger systemic impact, as it would allow me to engage with many of the institutions that are in a position to either address or exacerbate many of the disparities amongst marginalized communities. I would like to take a part in addressing them.