Meet Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Coordinator
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in a small town, Utuado, in Puerto Rico.
Where do you feel most at home?
Any place where there are loved ones and where we could share good (and not so good) times.
What inspires you, professionally and personally?
I am inspired by opportunities to connect with other people and to achieve great things together.
What are your areas of expertise or what areas are particularly interesting to you?
I have always worked as a communications specialist for the benefit of communities, especially those most in need. I have worked in the health, conflict resolution and human rights fields. I am interested in strategic communication in all its forms: visual, verbal and written.
Share one thing you have learned, big or small, doing your work over the past year?
I have learned that the most important thing when working with communities is to know how to listen to them, to have empathy and to work focusing on their needs, instead of offering solutions.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by the people who strive to be better every day.
What do you do to relax, de-stress or recharge your batteries?
I like to read, watch movies, cook, play music and have inspiring conversations.
Why have you chosen to do this kind of work?
Because I constantly see infinite possibilities and that makes me feel excited and keeps me going forward.
What is your favorite food?
I love Puerto Rican food, especially the dishes for the December festivities.
What is your favorite book?
The novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez