I joined Accenture in January 2011 as an experienced hire. I am a business analyst on a state government project that manages payments for healthcare to Medicaid recipients. When I analyze a system to create requirements for modifications to the systems, and when I participate in the design or test the code changes, I am thinking of the end-client. The impact of my efforts is not just improving technology, but improving technology to benefit Medicaid recipients who would not otherwise have access to needed medical care.
My work is fast-paced and challenging, and for me that’s fun. My days go fast and I am able to interact with clients and team members across the corporate structure. I leverage Accenture’s flexible work arrangement options to work from home 40% of the time, which provides the perfect balance for interaction and collaboration, as well as quiet, uninterrupted time to accomplish tasks that require focus and concentration.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and gardening. I love puzzles and video games, and spend way too much time playing Candy Crush Saga.
Do what you love and look for ways to give back. It will keep you energized and engaged.
Diversity is my passion. I am as a diverse as any human can be. I was born in Cuba and emigrated to the U.S. when I was 11 years old. Spanish was my first language but I primarily communicate in English. My parents were born in Cuba, but their fathers emigrated from the Basque region in Spain and settled in the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa. One grandmother had Nordic roots and another was Afro-Cuban. I was raised Protestant in a country predominantly Catholic. Needless to say, I appreciate and celebrate diversity, and am thankful to work in an organization that recognizes the benefits of assembling different perspectives, respects our differences, and promotes collaboration among people of different backgrounds.