Position and Title:
Associate Marketing Manager for the Power To End Stroke campaign
American Heart Association in Dallas, TX
What are some of your job responsibilities?
I manage all of the online properties for the Power To End Stroke movement and Vida Saludable, a healthy living site for Latinos. These include the social media channels, the website and other online programs and activities.
What is your educational background?
I earned my Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin with an Advertising major. College may not necessarily prepare you for everything at your job, but it will help you to work with others, build on your creativity and learn how to make decisions.
How did you find your current job?
I had always wanted to work at a non-profit. Knowing that you are helping others through your work gives you the motivation to wake up every morning!
What inspires you most about your job?
I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. I am all about helping people make health a lifestyle and not a chore. You can specifically see this through the work I’ve done in the Powerful Living and Vida Saludable campaigns.
When you are young, it can be easy to think that you will never be unhealthy. The truth is, the habits you form when you are young can have a big impact on you as an adult. Today, about one out of three American kids and teens are overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is seeing people who have benefited from the work of the American Heart Association. Whether someone learned CPR, recognized someone suffering a stroke and called 9-1-1, helped pass a bill in congress or just shared a life saving message with a friend, all of these steps are helping to save lives everyday!
What advice would you give to help a girl prepare for a job like yours?
You need to be a jack of all trades. Always be open to learn and ready to do all sorts of jobs. If you put passion into everything you do, you will be successful!
What do you do for fun when you aren’t working?
Hang out with family and friends, play with my 2 year old daughter and run.