In your own words, describe your role at the bank:
I am the Head teller at Homestead Bank-Cozad, NE.
How did you get into banking?
I was contacted by one of our Loan Officers that has since retired. He said they were looking for a part-time teller and thought I would be great for the position. That was short lived as I went to full time two weeks later.
Why is banking a great career?
In the time that I have been working at Homestead, I have had multiple roles. I have been a part-time teller, bookkeeper, loan clerk, and now head teller. There are just so many options and opportunities in banking. Everything is also constantly changing, from being able to access your paycheck faster to being able to transfer money to someone immediately. There is always something new to learn.
Share your favorite book, podcast or quote. Why is it your favorite?
“Man makes plans.... God laughs.” by Michael Chabon
I first heard this from my mom and for some reason it just stuck with me. It has been true in many cases, from personal matters to community organizations I am involved in and at work. I have learned that we can plan but ultimately we are not in charge.
Is there anything you'd like to add about your family heritage or what Hispanic Heritage Month means to you?
I am very proud of my Hispanic Heritage and love to share it with the people around me. For instance, I have shared with my coworkers many Mexican dishes and introduced them to new flavors.