How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it? I think I would get a little stir crazy after 5 days. In the rare moments I have to myself I enjoy arts & crafts, cleaning/reorganizing my place and listening to music.
Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away? I save them. I usually save cards on my refrigerator for a week or two and if they are really beautiful or have a sweet/sentimental message, I keep them in a memory box that I occasionally go through for inspiration or a quick pick-me-up.
What’s some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work have? There is no one right answer! That is one of the most exciting and terrifying parts about marketing.
What’s the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had? I unintentionally got a shmullet…twice!
What life skills are rarely taught but extremely useful? Networking! Networking can be scary but it is so important for your professional and personal growth.
What movie or book do you know the most quotes from? The Princess Bride
What’s the smartest thing you’ve seen an animal do? My cat can guess which cup a ball is in after you mix it up with other cups. She’s a genius.
Who in your life has the best / worst luck? I don’t really believe in luck. I know there are chance circumstances but when I think of those who could be considered lucky or unlucky, it is pretty obvious that they have played active roles in their situations. To credit luck would take away from their efforts or lack thereof.
What trend are you tired of? Ripped jeans, snapchat filters and the Kardashians
What’s the weirdest crush you’ve had? My first crush was on David Bowie. His character Jared in Labyrinth was so dreamy!
Who is the most creative person you know? I’ve been blessed to work with so many creative people. I can’t think of just one.
What elements of pop culture will be forever tied in your mind to your childhood? Hyper color t-shirts and jelly sandals…Did I just age myself?
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? In the past few years, I have developed an adoration for sloths. That being the case, a trip to the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica is definitely on my bucket list.
Who in your life is the worst at using technology? Are you trying to get me in trouble? I plead the 5th!
What was the biggest realization you had about yourself? I’ve got this, whatever it is. I’ve reached a point in my professional career and in some respects my personal life that I have been presented with enough situations where I thought, “This it! This is where it all falls apart.” Each time I have come out on the other end…not necessarily unscathed but I figured it out.
What job doesn’t exist now but will exist in the future? Social engagement coach to teach people how to interact with each other offline.
What’s the cutest thing you can imagine? Something so cute it’s almost painful. Baby sloths
What’s the worst thing you ate from a fast food restaurant? I’m seriously afraid to even think about it but I’m sure it was at Taco Bell. Lol!
What was the most amazing physical feat you’ve managed to pull off? I repelled off the Mills building. It was awesome but I never want to do it again.
What values are most important to you? Authenticity, empathy, kindness, and humor
What state or country do you never want to go back to? – Can’t say that I have one place that I would never go back to. I’ve loved every state and country I’ve visited. Plus “never say never”.
What songs have you completely memorized? Any 90's and 2000 Spanish pop song. I don’t know how or why I know the words, I just do.
Are you usually early or late? LATE!!!
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Green Day. There’s a Green Day playlist on Spotify that I play constantly.
What age do you wish you could permanently be? 26
What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? Anything Kardashian related.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel to a foreign country.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Living my life with my fiancé/best fired/partner in crime and being able to travel to all the places we want.
Where would you spend all your time if you could? Traveling
What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t? Getting spoiled.
What are you addicted to? Coffee, Traveling, and binge watching series.
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I used to want to change my name when I was little to Fernanda, not anymore. I like that my name is unique, but I hate that sometimes they call me Maria or Mayra instead of Mara.
Name 3 celebrities you most admire. What I admire most right now is the all the individuals behind the #metoo, #timesup, and #neveragain movements. Individuals that will not stand down or remain silent in the wake of injustice. Sometimes I wish I could be more like them.
If you could live in any TV home, what would it be? Gilmore household. I love the Gilmore Girls.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla
What is your favorite movie quote? I don’t have one, sorry.
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Others, hands down. Gets me every time!
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip? Unpack then lay on my bed, I always miss my bed.
If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose? Burberry!!!
What was the last photo you took? A photo of us using our “Wifey” and “Hubby” mugs for the first time. Corny, I know.
The Women’s Fund of El Paso would like to honor the 24 hard working women from our El Paso Community who were selected to receive scholarship support to continue their students this Fall 2017 semester. These women are students from the El Paso area attending El Paso Community College, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and The University of Texas at El Paso.
These outstanding students represent women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds who will be pursuing associate's degrees and bachelor’s degrees in various majors such as Electrical Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy and others. The Women’s Fund received over 75 applications, compared to only 12 from the previous awarding cycle. These women were awarded funds to help support either their tuition fees, books and/or child care expenses. More than half of the students are single mothers; many are first-generation including non-traditional students going back to school.
Funds to support these scholarships were raised through the Women’s Fund of El Paso fundraising events such as the Power of the Purse – which is scheduled for Thursday, September 14th this year! Help us to continue to support these amazing women from our community to continue to reach their goals of obtaining an education.