As you may have figured out by now, we have some absolutely stellar community coordinators on our team. They are the people that make We Heart It tick across the globe, activating their communities and getting them beyond excited about what our platform has to offer.
This week we’re profiling Liza from Monterrey, Mexico — she’s full of sass and spice (as you’ll see from her interview) so grab yourself a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy getting to know the people beyond the most inspiring app on your phone.
Hey Liza — tell us about yourself! Where are you from, are you in school, what are your hobbies — anything you think we should know?
I am from Monterrey, México. I graduated with a degree in Sociological Studies of Fashion and I love to analyze trends pertaining to digital platforms and society. I also have a concentration in Marketing and Communications and studied a little bit of art and graphic design.
I love to eat and cook different kinds of desserts, but the hobby I am most passionate about involves being a “professional fangirl.” I am a huge fan of food, tea and books and write about different kinds of culinary experiences, new reads, and flavorful teas in the marketplace.
Right now, I am studying to be a Tea Sommelier, so in my free time I taste tea, buy tea and study the flavors, plants, etc.
I also create websites and handle agreements between local media and brands (PR stuff). I develop digital strategies and serve as an internet culture consultant for brands that target girls and tweens.
What is life like in your city/country? What do you think We Heart It members might like to know about where you live?
Life in México is pretty awesome because there is a ton to do. I live in a country that is rich in landscape, traditions and culture. Our food is delicious and it is different in every state. Mexico is a colorful country with very kind people.
I live in Monterrey, which is near Texas. Monterrey is one of the most important cities in México because there is so much industry.
How did you first hear about We Heart It and when did you join?
I heard about We Heart It on Tumblr and StumbleUpon about 3 or 4 years ago. I was reblogging and just clicked an image that sent me to We Heart It and I fell in love with all the images and inspirational messages. I wanted to save them all on my computer. I didn’t join We Heart It at that time, but I went back often to scroll through images. I formally joined the platform about 1 1/2 years ago.
What is your favorite type of image to heart? Any collections you recommend our users follow?
Pastel colors and cute food are my favorite type of images to heart. I recommend the collection Pastel by Internetcaffe.
What is your favorite food from your country?
OMG, I love all kinds of Mexican food: enchiladas (red tortilla with fresh cheese and cream), Mole (special coffee sauce with chocolate and a mix of chiles), Pozole (corn kernels with a red chile broth) and Tacos de Chicharrón (pork pieces with a green salsa and tortillas).
My mouth is WATERING! Let’s talk a little about creativity, now. What is your favorite way to be creative in your everyday life?
Well, of course scrolling through We Heart It and creating collections, but I also love to people watch. I live near a lake, so I go and watch people, photos and write down everything I feel and question. I spend a lot of time by myself.
Has anything surprised you about working with We Heart It so far?
I love the We Heart It team; they’re so kind, cute and funny. They are always looking out for the members and how they can improve their overall experience on the platform.
People may think that because We Heart It is a huge network the employees won’t answer your emails, but they are not that way at all. We Heart It is always open to everyone’s comments. It’s amazing the way they work. I just love them.
What advice would you give to any girls out there who might be interested in a community coordinator role?
Just ask and contact us. I found this job in a very unusual way: I was clicking through the site and found the job application for México. Immediately I knew this was my dream job, so I applied and waited. The thing is that you have to follow your dreams. You have to believe in what you think you deserve, because those are the kinds of opportunities you will create.
And there you have it! Make sure to follow Liza on We Heart It — she loves new followers!