Project Description

Desiree Diaz

How long have you lived in the bay area?

I was born and raised in San Jose.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

My fondest childhood memory is playing softball year round making unforgettable memories with my friends and most importantly my family.

What subject(s) did you study at College?

I started as a Marketing major and ended up a General Business Administration major because I wanted to be exposed to more than one subject.

What was your first job?

My first job was working as a maintenance worker for a family friend cleaning the Santa Clara University dorms.

Who has been the most influential person to you in your career?

My parents have been the most motivating people in my career because they wanted me to have a career I enjoyed instead having a job I would grow to hate. The most influential person would have to be my cousin Jillian Draeger. She pushed me to strive for better opportunities outside of my comfort zone and has really been my role model in life.

How has your career created value in your life?

My career has made me more goal oriented as I learn more about the industry and grow in my career it leaves me wanting to know more.

What do you consider to be the most significant world event that has occurred during your lifetime?

Smartphones and social media

What is your most memorable travel experience?

I have two most memorable travel experiences. One I will definitely never forget is being stranded in five feet of storm water at a resort in Cabo while a hurricane passes. The second most memorable travel moment would be staring at actual lava on top of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua while hearing the crackles and pops of something some people only see on TV.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

One of the funniest things that has happened to me is accidently getting into a strangers car that looked just like my Dad’s, who was waiting from a far laughing at my mom and I.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Being the first person to graduate from college on both sides of my family makes me pretty proud. However, I think am even most proud of throwing a perfect game during my junior year of high school.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My spare time is spent making memories with my family and friends usually at a ball field.

If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?

If I could have one super power I would love to be able to read people’s mind because I would love to hear people’s true thoughts.

Education:

BS in Business Administration from SJSU