Gabriela Espitia

Manager, Panel Member Services & Recruitment

What makes you a Culturati?

I was born in Mexico and raised in Long Beach, CA with very strong Mexican traditions. I grew up speaking Spanish at home, so that has always been my first language. I began school here in the U.S. in first grade elementary school not knowing any English. I was eager to learn the language so I could communicate with my classmates since I have always been very social. Growing up in Long Beach surrounded by many Hispanics has allowed me to stay close to my Mexican roots but also to interact with people from other ethnicities which has fueled my biculturalism.

How did you discover your Culturati nature?

As a kid in elementary school, I had strong desire to learn the English language and I also liked having friends from various ethnic backgrounds. I enjoyed learning about their languages and cultures. Additionally, I began taking different language courses in school other than Spanish and English such as Russian and French and I really appreciated learning about faraway places.

What type of Culturati are you?

I always strive to give the best version of myself, to be better day by day and to be more successful by the end of the day. Having said that, I would say that I am a constant striver Culturati.

What makes you a member service/ recruitment expert?

Having over 15 years of experience in member services and recruitment makes me a strong Culturati recruiter. Whenever I help our members in our online community panel, I try to make them feel welcome and let them know we truly appreciate their opinion. I try to be as helpful and friendly as possible and establish rapport quickly. It is always nice to speak with members and I try to take a personal approach by exchanging stories, so they feel valued.