Meet the Team: Turning Relationships into Opportunities

We’re thrilled to introduce a new member to our team! Be sure to keep an eye out for her at our upcoming events.

Featured FindSpark Team Member: Andrea Velázquez, Creative Producer & Business Development Coordinator

Connect with Andrea: Twitter // LinkedIn // Website

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Tell us a little about yourself!

You’d never be able to tell, but I actually grew up San Juan, Puerto Rico. Right after I graduated from The George Washington University in May 2013, I moved to New York City in search of exciting adventures and opportunities. I’m excited about pretty much everything, but some of my favorites are design/illustration, froyo, and anything that gets me outside and moving.

How did you get your job at FindSpark?

Crazy enough, when I moved to New York I actually didn’t have a job lined up, so I made sure to hit the ground running and researched all the resources available in the city. I stumbled upon a FindSpark virtual workshop, attended the Summer Opportunity Mixer, and was instantly hooked. I became a very active volunteer and built strong relationships with Emily and the FindSpark community by helping out at all the events I could attend and even being involved with some design projects. After a year, I approached Emily about an opening for a Design Intern with FindSpark, which she turned into an offer to join the team full time.

What part of working with FindSpark are you looking forward to most?

I’m really excited to help the FindSpark community connect with amazing opportunities by building relationships with new employers. I’m also really looking forward to learning more about our community and what resources FindSpark can provide to empower everyone to pursue the career of their dreams. Oh, and I’m part of the most amazing team ever, so that’s pretty cool too.

What’s your favorite part of living in New York City?

The energy! Everyone is here to purse some kind of dream and are willing to work really hard to make it happen. It’s like you can feel NYC’s heartbeat every time you walk down the street, I love it!

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What’s your favorite social network and why? 

Instagram! I can just sift through my feed for hours and it helps me stay up to date with what all my favorite artists are up to.

If you could hear anyone speak at a future Findspark event, who would it be? 

Amy Poehler. She’s my spirit animal. 

What’s one fun fact about you?

I go to 6am workout dance parties on a pretty regular basis. It gets me so hyped for the day!

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