I see the People function as being at the heart of creating an environment where people feel supported and as a result, are able to thrive and be successful in their roles while doing their best work.
It’s a privilege to be in a position to advocate for others and be at the core of creating a company culture and teammate experience that people can be proud of.
I learn best by reading or writing, and absorb information best when there is something written in front of me– an agenda, instructions, a list, or even a short summary outlining what is being discussed or presented.
I prefer to have time to think about and prepare for a discussion, in advance (if possible). When speaking in real-time, I tend to acknowledge and respond with my immediate thoughts in that moment, but chances are my wheels are still turning! I will often follow up with additional thoughts, questions, suggestions after a live meeting or when I’ve more fully processed it.
I feel most comfortable in 1-1 collaboration and asynchronous group collaboration, but I’m definitely open to hopping in a Zoom and knocking something out right away if the situation calls for it.
I identify potential outcomes, find the most ideal solution or avenue, and then work backwards from there. As I start to work through something (especially if it’s new to me), I appreciate sounding board conversations to get different perspectives and suggestions.
I don’t mind public recognition, but I feel most comfortable with 1-1 recognition or appreciation (live or written). I also love a good gif or emoji thread :)
I like to be transparent when I don’t know something and my default is try to figure it out myself first, but I’m also working on being more conscious about seeking help early on if I’m encountering blockers.
I’ve always enjoyed working on a variety of projects and cross-collaboration since it gives me an opportunity to explore different disciplines and connect with people across the org.
I tend to be more socially “on” in the first half of the day and prefer to have meetings during the morning and early afternoon. When my social battery starts to run low in the latter half of the day and when the world around me starts to settle down (usually late afternoon and evening) is when I do my best heads-down/focus work.
How do I feel about getting messages after/outside of hours that are meant for me to see and respond to during active hours
I don’t mind receiving messages outside of my active hours– I may not respond at that particular hour but will respond when I’m active and get the opportunity to.
If you notice I’m off, especially if it seems to be affecting you and/or others– I appreciate when folks can bring it up to me. Sometimes having someone on the outside acknowledge it can help me take a step back and reevaluate whether I’m in the right place and mindset.
If someone is not direct with me about expectations or interactions. I really value when someone directly addresses a point of tension so we can acknowledge it and work through it.
Work-wise: Global work, People policy creation, Benefits, HR systems management (BambooHR, Remote)
Life-wise: Chicanx history and literature, stress-baking
Continuing to learn more about equitable People policies and practices, People partnering, and globally scaling workforces.
Creating the perfect moody Spanglish playlist and rewatching the Sailor Moon series.
Not being able to make a positive impact on the work I’m doing or the community/environment I’m a part of.
“I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are and work from a true place” - Sandra Cisneros
With mustard (preferably spicy)– please don’t come for me.
Sagittarius sun, Pisces moon, and Gemini rising.