I earned my Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University and until recently, had been working in the legal profession as a paralegal for years. For my freelance work with Teleguía, a Spanish magazine in Chicago, I began researching HACE and the great work they do. I attended a Mujeres de HACEgraduation. After taking some pictures, I made some new acquaintances, which led to more events and more stories for the magazine. Instantly, I felt like part of the HACE family.
I wrote an article for the HACE career blog. Soon after, I noted a Senior Editor/Writer position at Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo posted on their site. Thanks to the encouragement from Mario Vela, Patricia Mota and new friends I made through HACE, I applied for and got the job. Presently, I enjoy learning something new about my new career every day.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement is not only a wonderful resource for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs, it is also a place to meet and brainstorm about opportunities to serve our respective communities.
The most memorable moment I witnessed was a diverse crowd proudly applauding women on their accomplishments at the Mujeres de Hace graduation. It didn’t single me out as a Latina, instead it reminded me of how I can contribute, make a difference, and improve my quality of life in the process.
Thank you HACE!
Sr. Editor/Writer, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Adjunct Instructor, Robert Morris University
Freelance Writer, Teleguía de Chicago