I am absolutely fascinated by the human mind and behaviors, which led me to my formal education at Kean University in Psychology with a focus on sociopathic behaviors. I have always had a love for human interaction and an inquisitive nature on “why” people did what they did. I read countless case studies on human behavior and was always amazed by it. Originally, I wanted to work in a prison as a behavioral therapist for convicted sociopaths but when I had the opportunity to shadow a case worker in New Jersey, I suddenly realized that although I had a passion for learning about it, I would not be happy in that role. I am a cheery, upbeat, skips while walking type of gal – none of which I could be in a prison.
Helping and serving people with delightful results is something I always knew I wanted to do. Turning that into a career, however, really happened by accident. I was always the person you could count on to get something done. My impeccable attention to detail, positive and happy demeanor, time management skills and my resilience to keep trying after failing are qualities that came naturally to me. I worked in extremely fast paced environments, such as large pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey and also a large law firm in New York City. There were many different types of personalities I had to work with in these positions. Some were stern and impersonal, while others were compassionate and kind. I thrived on learning to deal with these different personality types, my degree was of use after all!
During this time, a wise mentor once told me that I should always keep smiling while I spoke, for those who were on the phone would feel it and those who saw me would undoubtedly smile too. It turns out some people don’t like to smile, especially on the East Coast, but I do always try to practice this piece of advice every day of my life for Booker T. Washington said it best: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Three years ago, I decided that the East Coast was no longer for me, I longed for a place where I could do meaningful work and provide value to a company with a smile on my face. I love the sun and so the decision to move to the state that has a record of 300 sunny days per year seemed like a no-brainer to me. I applied for a role at Infusionsoft, supporting the Legal, Finance and Accounting team and that is where I truly learned the importance of company culture and core values. It is also where I met Candi Luciano, Y Scouts own Chief Experience Officer and the rest is wonderful history! I am in gratitude to be able to be myself in my role, striving to deliver delight, while working alongside awesome human beings.
A little more about Priscilla:
- Non-apologetic and crazy Yorkie Mom to Bebe and Jolie
- Travel Junkie – 6/7 continents and hold dual citizenship in USA and Europe
- I speak four languages
- I love sparkling rosé
- I have a plethora of nicknames, but Prisky is my favorite.
- Disturbing addiction to Criminal and Generation Why podcasts.
- “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplan
- “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but someone”– Coco Chanel
- “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”– Winston Churchill