Ana is from De Rio, Texas, a small town on the border with only four stores to fulfill all of her fast food, gas and grocery needs. She would often visit Mexico to see her large family, consisting of 26 cousins total on both her mom and dad’s side, plus to explore everything the country had to offer. Ana moved to Austin in 2010 to attend Saint Edwards and graduated with her degree in Accounting and International Business. She loves to travel, bake and work out. Putting all things together, her ultimate dream would be to travel to Japan to eat fresh sushi.

What inspires you the most about your career field?

I love to help companies achieve their goals. In general, I give reporting tools, financial analytics and assist upper management to get more overall engagement within and outside of the company. Helping companies operate to their full potential has been a driving factor for me when I am inspired within my career.

What is your main motivator for achieving your goals?

My main motivator is also my weakness. Alas, I am a perfectionist. I know that there are certain expectations for employees, but I always add a higher level of expectations for myself. I want to be content with the work that I provide and I will do it again until it is perfect.

What is your mission for your new role at Civilitude?

I love cleaning up and making things better. I am here for organization. It is my mission for the accounting team to run smoothly, operate a tight ship and make sure that we are all successful.

What is the reason you chose accounting as your career?

I always knew I wanted to be an accountant. Numbers just make sense to me.

If you were stranded on an island, what three items would you need to keep you sane?

Bronzer, water bottle, hair ties. I love bronzer, it is basically all I need everyday.

If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be and why?

Definitely a mixer – it makes everything easier.

What is one place you have always wanted to travel to?

I would love to go to Israel because I love learning about spirituality, history and architecture. It’s awesome to see how religion affected the architecture during that time period, too.