In 2017, I was blessed to meet an outstanding team that took me in as a volunteer and introduced me to a caring, loving, and empowering family concept - Hispanic Alliance. I embraced the idea and wrapped my life around it. I advocated for bills that can improve the lifestyle of my community, spoke on national platforms to empower young leaders, and led conversations with students to help them surpass their limitations and become leaders in the community.
But, I am not only part of the HA Family, I am part of its legacy! Because of Hispanic Alliance, I was able to see the success we hope to see in every single student that lives in our state. I have personally experienced many of the difficulties my community faces, because at some point my family also faced those limitations. Yet I have been empowered to pave a way for others to follow. I want
to be the reason other families have a better life in the Palmetto State and in our nation.
During 2020, I had the support of my team and an outstanding Director to take a leap of faith and invest in a profitable family business, Ruiz Tires & Services - to supervise, administrate, and explore a new role.I have been able to grow my business for the past year, and it has been a rollercoaster. After much soul-searching I have decided that it is time for me to step away from my staff role at HA to focus on this new project - to help it blossom and find ways to become a pillar that supports my community. This business is giving me the opportunity to practice the advice we give our DREAMers: challenge yourself, go forth and do great things.
Once you’re part of the Hispanic Alliance, you’ll always be part of La Familia. Many of you joined the Hispanic Alliance because it is a way to stay connected and find resources to bridge together communities. I plan to continue this work in our organization as a business owner, volunteer, mentor and leader. I want to build connections to enhance our work, and practice servant leadership with my new team. Eventually, I hope to challenge myself even further in the future by pursuing a Master’s Degree. What I have learned and experienced with Hispanic Alliance Team I will always continue to implement in my new role.
For the future, here's where you can find me!
Ruiz Tires & Auto Services
1850 W Blue Ridge Dr, Greenville, SC 29611