From mid-September to mid-October, the Quantcast team is joyfully joining the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. During this month, we honor the achievements of Hispanic American heroes who have enriched the world and inspired the generations that have followed.
At Quantcast, we’re taking the time to shine the spotlight on our team members of Hispanic heritage. This week, I spoke with Pamela Molina, Manager of Technical Client Services, to discuss her role at Quantcast, who inspires her, and the importance of this month.
1. First, tell the world about your role at Quantcast.
I joined Quantcast six months ago as a manager on the client services team within our corporate sales function. I work closely with my team to ensure campaigns are set up for success and that we are proactively optimizing campaign performance. We also strive to maintain strategic partnerships with the sales and account management teams, providing them with technical knowledge and expertise, and identifying areas of improvement and growth opportunities for campaigns.
2. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, can you tell us why it’s important to you?
I am proud to be Hispanic, and I am proud to be from El Salvador. To me, Hispanic Heritage Month gives me the great opportunity to share more about my culture and my home country with the people around me–both at work and in my community. I also get to learn more about the traditions as well as cultural differences and similarities from the many other Spanish-speaking countries that we celebrate this month. Each year, I learn something new about their food, traditions, celebrations, and music, and it amazes me that we are so similar yet so different. Hispanic Heritage Month opens the door to interesting conversations with other Hispanics and non-Hispanics and enables an exchange of life experiences and background stories that we wouldn’t normally have.
3. Who has inspired you in your life?
My maternal grandmother. She was a very strong and independent woman who faced many challenges and adversities in life. Regardless, she made the best out of every situation. While she was a devoted mother and grandmother, she always maintained her essence and her individuality, and she pretty much did what she wanted to! She was true to herself and she was so loved by so many people. I learned that strength from her, and she was a major influence on who I am today.
4. What advice would you give to other Hispanic individuals in tech?
Be confident. Know your worth and be proud of your Hispanic heritage. Your focus shouldn’t be to blend in; instead, embrace your roots and be proud of what makes you different, and know that your ideas, opinions, and contributions are as valuable as anyone else’s.
5. Lastly, we’ve all had the shared experience of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, so can you share with us one of the bright spots for you over the past year and a half?
Spending more time with my close family has been the biggest bright spot. Going through this experience made me realize what is truly important in life. I also brought home a pandemic puppy! Being able to spend my days with her at home has been really special, fun, and hectic, all at the same time.
As we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we look forward to highlighting more of our inspiring team members.
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