What role has mentorship played in your career?
Mentorship has been key for me to be able to advance in my career. Having a mentor means having someone that challenges you and pushes you to get the best out of you. It demands time and dedication from a person to help you overcome the obstacles that you find in your way, and I always find it, together with feedback, as great tools to progress in your career.
What’s the best career decision you’ve ever made?
Coming to the U.S. to get my Master of Law degree was the best decision I made, and a game changer as far as defining what I wanted to do from a career perspective and getting the right tools to start that path.
As you think about the next steps in your career, what are the most important actions you plan to take?
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of constant education and self development. Every time I made a change or took a step forward in my career, I felt I was moving out of my comfort zone and that I needed to double my efforts to move further. Being open to feedback and mindful of the challenges that opportunities bring, is critical as well.
Therefore, self development, asking for feedback and looking for opportunities that take you out of your comfort zone, I feel, are the actions I always try to focus on.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
Meeting new people and interacting with different cultures is the most interesting and enjoyable part of my work. I always look forward to new opportunities.