In your own words, please describe your role at the bank:
As an AVP/Branch Manager/Loan Officer, my primary focus is to facilitate the growth of businesses by establishing robust financial processes that guide business owners and consumers in achieving their goals. Over the years, my primary objective has been to cultivate strong relationships with business owners and consumers. I firmly believe that customers are the foundation of our community, and I am deeply honored to have the privilege of supporting and assisting them.
How did you get into banking?
Upon graduating from high school, I was offered a part-time teller position at a local bank due to my bilingual skills. As I began my work in the industry, I recognized the numerous opportunities available and decided to delve deeper into the world of finance. I progressed from being a Personal Banker to a Loan Officer and eventually became a Mortgage Loan Translator. During this journey, I continued to expand my knowledge of various financial aspects and embarked on the path of higher education, culminating in my graduation in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership.
How is a career in banking an opportunity to impact your community?
The world of banking provides an excellent platform to engage with a diverse range of individuals in our community. I take great pleasure in working closely with the community and consider it a privilege to extend a helping hand by offering financial guidance to help them achieve their personal and business objectives. Our community is incredibly diverse, and as a bilingual banker, I take pride in offering support to everyone with their financial needs.
Is there anything you'd like to add about your family heritage or what Hispanic Heritage Month means to you?
As an immigrant who arrived in this country at the age of nine with ambitious dreams, I owe my drive to my immigrant parents who instilled in me the value of hard work in achieving success in life. I take immense pride in my Latin roots, which have been a powerful motivator in my journey to strive for my goals and dreams and to make a positive impact on the community. Hispanic Heritage Month holds a special place in my heart as it allows us to celebrate and honor our culture, heritage, and contributions to society.