Mariana V.R.

Mariana V.R.

“Being new to the realm of mentorship and becoming increasingly uncertain about my professional future, Haze was a welcoming and encouraging figure right from the start. Through Haze, I was exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking that opened both my eyes and mind to the countless opportunities in front of me. Haze motivated me to not only think outside of the box, but to expand my boundaries by approaching new individuals, asking new questions and seeking new outcomes for myself. Although daunting at first, being somebody who likes to stay in their comfort zone, I followed every bit of advice after each meeting we had. Furthermore, I did so knowing that she was only a text, call or email away. I am very glad that I did, for change and growth can only happen outside of your comfort zone (and is facilitated when you have somebody cheering you on!). When the Alumni Mentorship program formally ended in 2017, I was left with a growing sense of confidence, in both my future and myself. This I can attribute to Haze and her lasting impact. Haze and I have remained in touch. From support in navigating workplace situations to celebrating new accomplishments, Haze continues to be a guide and champion for my growth and development. I am thankful to the Alumni Mentorship program for connecting me with somebody like Haze!”

Mariana V.R.

Gritty Guru Company
2019-10-11T08:27:45-04:00

Mariana V.R.

“Being new to the realm of mentorship and becoming increasingly uncertain about my professional future, Haze was a welcoming and encouraging figure right from the start. Through Haze, I was exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking that opened both my eyes and mind to the countless opportunities in front of me. Haze motivated me to not only think outside of the box, but to expand my boundaries by approaching new individuals, asking new questions and seeking new outcomes for myself. Although daunting at first, being somebody who likes to stay in their comfort zone, I followed every bit of advice after each meeting we had. Furthermore, I did so knowing that she was only a text, call or email away. I am very glad that I did, for change and growth can only happen outside of your comfort zone (and is facilitated when you have somebody cheering you on!). When the Alumni Mentorship program formally ended in 2017, I was left with a growing sense of confidence, in both my future and myself. This I can attribute to Haze and her lasting impact. Haze and I have remained in touch. From support in navigating workplace situations to celebrating new accomplishments, Haze continues to be a guide and champion for my growth and development. I am thankful to the Alumni Mentorship program for connecting me with somebody like Haze!”