Our agency leader and a personal mentor, Daisy Expósito-Ulla, is a long-time AEF board member, and she introduced me to the AEF as a way to ensure multicultural marketing is represented and encouraged when developing the next generation of advertising and marketing talent.
To always leave every situation in a better state than how I found it.
I was a music double-major in college, and my clarinet professor, Dr. Alan P. Squire, taught me the importance of self-expression in creativity and the need for total dedication and discipline to vocation. He also emphasized the dire need for deliberate, artful phrasing in music or any communication form and the importance of intent listening when co-creating with an ensemble.
The ability to be a champion for communities of color, ensuring that they are not overlooked and are well informed so they can connect with the brands and organizations that can best meet their needs.