Could you share with us a little bit of your professional background?
I graduated in 2002 with a degree in Chemical Pharmaceutical Biology. In 2003 I started working as a worker in a company that manufactured plastic containers, after a month of work an opportunity to work as a quality inspector opened up, I clarify that this position was for men, but I proposed it to myself and applied for the position, obviously the head of the department did not want to hire me because I was a woman and I told him to put me on a trial, and so I worked there for 3 and a half years performing various jobs within the company.
In 2008 a friend gave me a call to participate in a course where I could apply for a position as a food safety assistant in the State Committee of Plant Health of the State, at the end I kept that position, then I was accredited as a professional in Contamination Risk Reduction Systems and I was responsible for the microbiology laboratory.
In 2013 I was invited to work on a project as a consultant in food safety in Technology and Services in Food Safety (TECSIA), unfortunately the company closed in December 2016 and soon after Eleven Rivers Growers gives me the opportunity to work with them, where I currently work as an advisor and internal auditor in the companies that are members of the community of Veggies From Mexico.
How important do you consider women are these days in our society?
Today women play a very important role, since we are an example of intelligence and strength, with our commitment, tenacity and determination we contribute in different scenarios as mothers, wives, teachers, caregivers and above all workers that every day we do the impossible to make everything around us work properly.
What has your experience been like being a woman working in the fresh produce industry?
My experience since I started working in the sector was very scary, because I did not know the world of food safety, I have faced many challenges, which have made me the woman I am today. I have always commented that I am very blessed by my God, because he gave me the opportunity to meet him and keep me in this that I am passionate about, and therefore has opened many doors for me to move forward in all my projects and purposes.
What has been the most important lesson you have learned from working in the Agro sector?
Growing as a person, before I was a woman who was afraid of meeting new people, not knowing how to communicate properly; today I consider that I have grown enormously in that aspect, which has helped me to be capable in everything I propose.