Who You Admire Now
Megan– Cinthia Carranza. My 5’0 tall co-worker from Miami, with hair emulating a Pantene Pro-V commercial and sky-high heels paired with every outfit. I credit her largely for my move to New York and improving my overall outlook on life. She showed me the true power of positive thinking and how it affects every aspect of your life, whether you realize it or not. Cinthia taught me how to “make things happen” in the business world through simply being one of those women who, without guidance, follow their intuition to bring profit and new ideas to fruition. I saw her develop new markets in fresh ways, always with a smile on her face and unfailing optimism.
Amaris– My mom, because she taught me all about work ethic. Growing up, I remember how exhausted she would be coming home from working at the bodega and a string of other jobs she held throughout the years. She has always preached to me about the importance of education, and I’m thankful to her for that. When I look at both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, I see my mom. Without her support, I don’t think I could have pursued my higher education as aggressively as I did. I love you Mami!
Johnny– One of my best friends from school, Jessica Hysong, whose wedding I will be attending (as a Bridesmaid, actually) this October in Huntington, Indiana. She’s one of the strongest and kindest people I’ve ever known in my life, and I think of her as the sister I never had. I’m really touched that she invited me to stand next to her at the altar as she becomes one of the gnarliest wives in the galaxy.