“I was lucky enough to have my Nana and Abuelita watch me while my parents worked. My Abuelita didn’t speak English so I learned English and Spanish simultaneously. I grew up in a Mexican neighborhood, went to a school with mostly Mexican kids and was surrounded by a very tight knit community. Once I got to junior high, I was exposed to a much more diverse group of people and that’s when I started to realize that I was multicultural. After my Nana and Abuelita passed away, I did not get to use Spanish as often, so I felt the need to keep practicing in order to preserve it.” In honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, we’re celebrating the cultures and contributions of our Hispanic team members. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Drea R. and stay tuned for more stories.