We’re celebrating this month by introducing you to some of the talented women who work on our team. Check out part of what makes Support Specialist Jessica Jimenez special.
What personal passions bring you to Abstract?
I’m passionate about empowering and helping others, staying true to myself, and using intuition in my decision-making. Working on the Support team here at Abstract, I’m constantly encouraged to follow my instincts when it comes to finding solutions. Not only does this help strengthen my intuition, but also builds confidence in my judgement.
What’s one childhood lesson that you still carry with you to this day?
Keep your wits about you. It’s something my dad still tells me to this day. Thinking quickly in an unexpected situation is a skill that can be applied to all areas of life.
Tell us about where you grew up and what makes it unique.
I grew up in San Diego, America’s Finest City. I may be biased, but what doesn’t make that city unique?! Beaches, burritos, and the sense of community there is something special. My favorite yoga studios on Earth are there, and while I regularly try out new studios whenever I travel, none come close to the yoga studios in San Diego.
What are you most proud of in your life/career?
I’m proud of being an honest person. It sounds simple, but it’s a rarity these days. Being honest and always striving to do the right thing, even if it isn’t the easy thing, has allowed me to excel in both my career and in life.
What’s your favorite hype song and why?
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom by Selena. It’s one of the first songs Selena composed herself. During a soundcheck she sang “itty bitty bubbles,” which became “bidi bidi bom bom” (the sound a girl’s heart makes when her crush is close by). It’s also nearly impossible to listen to without movin’.
You get to have dinner with one famous person. Who do you choose and what would you ask them?
The late stand-up comedian, Greg Giraldo. He was the son of immigrants and a Harvard Educated lawyer before he started comedy — which most definitely spoke to his knack for argumentative rants and quick-witted delivery. I think he would have been a hilarious dinner date. If you need a good laugh, look him up!
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