Flor “Flower” Cruz, a Bilingual Command Center Agent in our corporate office, is the recent 1st place recipient (adult division) for the certificate of recognition in the Cesar Chavez essay competition, hosted by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO). Inspired by Chavez, one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history, as well as her parents who are agricultural farmers, Flor competed in the essay competition to provide a first-hand account and voice for the plight of farm workers. Flor is currently enrolled in an intensive one-year program provided by Year Up Greater Atlanta, an organization providing under-served young adults skills in development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and all-encompassing support. Flor is an exceptionally hard worker and we are proud to have her on our team. Meet our Flower!
How did you learn about Lanier?
I found Lanier through Indeed as I was job searching prior to moving to Atlanta.
How has Lanier helped you in your career development?
From Lanier, I have gained analytical skills, a greater attention to details, and a strong work ethic.
What have you gained from working at Lanier?
While working at Lanier, I have grasped a variety of skills that can further assist me in future endeavors.
Where is your favorite place to be?
I love the beach and listening to the waves!
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
You can typically find me researching technology, finances, real estate, etc. Mostly topics that will increase my income value as well as teach back down the road.
What's something you learned in the last week?
In class, we learned the seven C's of effective communication.
What's your favorite outdoor activity?
I really enjoy hiking. It gives me the opportunity to clear my mind from stress.
What music is on your phone?
A wide variety. I have Latin music, hip hop, gospel, and instrumentals.
Who inspires you?
My parents are my inspiration. They left their homeland to pursue a better life in America that was ultimately not guaranteed. Experiencing my parents work tirelessly in the agriculture fields pushes me everyday to finish school. I'm doing it not only for myself, but also for them and the sacrifices they made.
What's the last book you read?
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
What quote do you live by?
"The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates." -Thomas Szasa