B.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Currently, I am pursing my M.B.A. while working full-time as a Litigation Paralegal for Kemp Smith LLP law firm, nestled between the Franklin Mountains and Juarez, Mexico. My B.A. in Anthropology has provided me with tools in providing our clients with exceptional legal service. In addition, I am able to deliver intelligent and thoughtful decisions on high risk cases utilizing my overall understanding of underlying frameworks effecting cultural diversity. With living on the border, there are several challenges in the city infrastructures. The majority of the population here in El Paso lives in poverty and lack access to simple resources such as food and shelter. However, El Paso is abundantly rich in culture with 81 percent being Hispanic.
Additionally, I have been able to perform qualitative data collection with the University of Texas in El Paso aiding a department with their own community defined goals as well as briefly critique current research regarding The Mexican Drug War.
Note to Current Students
I live and play on the border of Juarez, Mexico. Being able to connect to a broad range of diversity has helped in build lasting relationships in and outside the workplace. Most importantly, anthropology has provided an open mind when meeting new people. Additionally, my background in Anthropology has provided me with strategic and tactical tools related to human capital management. Fostering an autonomous organizational culture will show in profit margins, competitive positioning and employee retention. Anthropological frameworks are embedded in understanding cultural diversity and human behavior. This is extremely helpful when seeking to adopt lean operations to maximize workflows and increase performance. Anthropology is useful in any industry. Lastly, I am able to perform market research on my own cellular application development because of the skills obtained from anthropological research methodologies. The possibilities are endless.