Anabelle has lived multiple career lives since graduating from Ursinus in 2014. As an immigrant and first generation college graduate, she has been putting in the work to pave a better path for younger generations, including her nieces and nephews. Anabelle remains driven by her desire to help others facing roadblocks in their journey, and is more than happy to serve as a resource for you!
Currently, Anabelle is transitioning into a career in data analytics after completing her MBA in Strategy in 2022 and the Tech Talent & Strategy Data Science bootcamp in 2023. During her time at UC, Anabelle worked as a student caterer, helping to set-up and serve all events around campus. After graduating, she relocated to NYC, the place she called home when she first immigrated to the USA. Here she worked full-time for AFS USA, a global non-profit organization which facilitated international student exchange for highschool students. The organization is close to her heart, as she was a participant in one of their study abroad programs and also served as a volunteer. To supplement her income, Anabelle continued to work different hospitality roles across the city through gig work. She reached the position of Senior Program Operations Coordinator, before her role became redundant in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Despite becoming unemployed, Anabelle had gained admission to Pace University, Lubin School of Business, where she worked to obtain her MBA degree and redirect her career path. She had the opportunity to complete Project Management internships at Pfizer and Amtrak, which helped her uncover an unexplored interest for technology and data. In addition to a bootcamp, Anabelle completed the Tech Equity Collective Tech Prep program, a career coaching program; the KaggleX BIPOC Mentorship Program; attended the Grace Hopper Celebration and AFROTECH, both major technology conferences for minorities, free of cost; has become very active in the NYC Tech Community through participating in networking events by organizations like Latinas In Tech and Blacks in Technology; and continues to strengthen her data skills through various courses like those by Code First Girls and the Sololearn app.