- Where are you originally from?
Plainview, New York
- What do you like/dislike about Dallas?
I like that everything is cheaper here (vs. NY) and there’s no income tax. I dislike the summer heat, where the temperature can easily get above 100 degrees.
- What is your favorite restaurant in Dallas?
I think this should be broken down by cuisine/price/mood, but I guess we’ll have to generalize it. My go-to Korean restaurants are Musiro or Cho Dang Village in Carrollton. I love their LA Galbi/Soup combo. Laura actually recommended a solid Chinese restaurant called Sichuan Folk up in Plano, if you’re into the Szechuan peppercorn numbness.
- What do you miss the most about home?
I miss the Fall/Spring transitional weather and of course my family. I also miss that NYC is the hub for all new food trends. I’ll have to wait a little while longer for them to hit Dallas.
- What college/university did you attend?
I graduated from the CIA in 2016… no, not that CIA. I was part of the Culinary Institute of America x Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHACIA) program. I got to learn from the masters of the culinary industry before moving on to study at the best hospitality school in the world. The best of both worlds!
- How long have you worked for Kriya RevGEN?
I started in October 2018.
- Did you have any previous experience?
I only had experience from my college classes. All my work experience was in the food & beverage industry beforehand. It was a scary transition and took a lot of courage to make the jump, but it was honestly the best decision I’ve made for my career.
- What made you want to join the RevGEN team?
I wanted to get out of operations and learn another aspect of the hospitality industry. My boyfriend already worked for Hilton’s RMCC, so I knew what the workday would be like. I wanted to join Kriya because it was founded by Hotelies and I would get to work with multiple hotel brands.
- What do you like the best about the new office?
ALL.THE.SPACE! When we first got settled into the new office, I wasn’t used to such a wide desk. I kept missing my coffee cup when I went to grab for it.
- Favorite hotel chain/brand to manage?
I have the most Wyndham properties in my portfolio out of everyone in the office, but I think I would have to go with Hilton. I like how I can do most things in R&I and Gro. Whereas with other brands, it’s not as flexible or it’s really confusing to navigate around all the systems. I also love that I can accumulate points when staying with Hilton when booking team member rates. #InstantSilverStatus
- Favorite genre of music?
Anything that’s acoustic or pop.
- What genre of music sets the mood for your workday?
I use Spotify. My Discover Weekly or Daily Mix albums are always solid choices. I’m currently listening to Jesse Barrera, Chance the Rapper, and AJ Rafael.
- Name one thing about yourself that most people wouldn’t guess.
I took seven years of Spanish classes and no puedo hablar espanol ahora.
Shopping for everything/anything, binging on Netflix, and exploring DFW for the best restaurants.
- The most challenging and most rewarding part of your job?
The most challenging part of my job is attending to all my clients’ requests while making sure that no property gets left behind in the process. The most rewarding part of this job is realizing that I was able to make a career change and be successful in a new field. I also really like my coworkers!
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