Meet one of our fabulous interns, Mayra!
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m originally from California and I have been in Texas for about ten years. I moved to Austin three years ago to attend Austin Community College. I completing my Associates free for Meeting, Event Planning, and Hospitality Management. I would like to continue my education at the University of Texas at San Antonio to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Sport, Event, and Tourism Management.
What three words describe you best?
Optimistic, Honest, Determined
What are some of your hobbies?
I love going to concerts, events, and festivals. I also love to shop. I am crafty and like to do DIYs I find on Pinterest. And of course I enjoy watching Netflix!
What made you interested in weddings?
Growing up I had always gone to weddings and quinceañeras. They were so beautiful and I always had a great time. When it was my turn to plan my own quiceañera, I realized how much work goes into events. But even through all the stress and drama planning the event, my quinceañera came out perfect and everyone had a great time! That day I learned how hard can really pay off and that was when I became hooked on planning events, specifically weddings because I am a romantic!
What are your aspirations for the future?
After I complete my Bachelor’s degree, I hope to travel the world and gain new experiences. I have an inclination toward learning new languages and immersing myself in different cultures. Further down the road when I gain more experience in event planning, I hope to start my own event planning company at a specific venue.
What is your favorite part of working weddings?
I love seeing the two families of the bride and groom come together through the love of their relative. They are all there to celebrate one thing; the couple!
Favorite Quote…. “She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future..” -Proverbs 31:25
When I splurge, it’s… on shoes!
After a long day, hand me a glass of… milk with cookies or cake.
Number one thing on my bucket list: live in Europe for a year.
Favorite Ice cream flavor: almost anything by Blue Bell.