Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Joanna Arizala

By: Titus Talent Strategies

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us! As a time to recognize, honor, and celebrate the tremendous influence Hispanic Americans have had on our culture and world at large, we’re taking some time to focus in on our Hispanic and Latinx teammates at Titus.

Next up is Joanna Arizala, Consultant at Titus. She joined our team in March of 2021 after a few years in Human Resources. We’re so excited to have her on our team!

What does Hispanic heritage mean to you and how has your heritage shaped who you are today?

The US is continuing to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. Hispanic heritage month is a time for everyone to reflect on the historical, cultural, and societal influence of Hispanic and Latinx people within the US and throughout the world. Our culture is something we should all be proud of. When I am able to communicate with people that only speak Spanish I have a sense of pride. I am the resource for them.

What is something you wish others knew about Hispanic heritage?

By celebrating Hispanic heritage month, you recognize that it is a part of American culture. Do not just celebrate or recognize it during the month of September. Embrace it all year long.

What advice (personal or professional) would you give to others of Hispanic/Latinx heritage?

There are so many resources and groups online to help you continue to grow both personally and professionally. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

How do you feel you are breaking barriers in the workplace?

I always want to be part of a company that is not afraid to show their diversity and inclusion efforts. I want to be and will be part of the conversation.

What are some of the things you love most about your Hispanic heritage? Or what are you most of proud of regarding your Hispanic heritage?

I love that I will always continue to learn more about my heritage.

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