Chicago, Illinois

Visiting Chicago this past March 2015 opened many doors in career ideas. As I get closer to graduating from San Francisco State University I have found it rather overwhelming the thought of "what will I do with my degree next?" I had a conversation with my grandmother explaining to her how lost I felt and she comforted me by saying "dear you are a bright, young and most importantly people person, you'll find your nitch." She must have mentioned to her daughter Azusena (which is my aunt/tia) about my concerns. Tia Azucena and uncle Refugio back in Mexico from my fathers side own a business where they supply everything and anything you need to bake the company is called El Nivel Premias Materias. My early introduction to baking explains my interest in the magic of producing baked goods. Once my father got his citizenship in the USA settle we started to spend most of our summer in Nayarit, Mexico. As a young teen I'd volunteer to assist the pastry instructors at my aunts school with an outcome of learning many techniques and rules that baking requires. The school now runs various classes starting from teaching professional bakers, to mothers/fathers interested in baking for their families, to children. Tia Azucena and Tio Refugio invited me to join them to a convention held every year at the McCormick Place where different vendors showcase their products to buyers like El Nivel. I was put in charge of translating, asking questions, organizing quotes and introducing El Nievel to the varies USA companies that we purchase product from.  After long hours of touring around this massive center I  would take my aunt and uncle out to the city and explore. Both my tia and tio were very impressed with my work ethics and ability to interact with others in business that he proposed I be the USA representative for EL Nivel Premias Materias. I took the title with great honor and now I hope to help our family business grow with all my extended knowledge and talent that I have.