Hispanic Heritage Month Worker Highlight: Q&A With Claudia Rojas


By Rheaana Guess on October 4, 2023 in Company Social Accountability

Claudia Rojas Q&A

Claudia Rojas is a Digital Advertising Specialist at Delta Dental of Illinois and her journey with the corporate started in October 2022. As we proceed our worker highlight sequence for Hispanic Heritage Month, Claudia shares her experiences with the corporate, her heritage, and extra on this Q&A. Worker spotlights are a manner for us to showcase our numerous office and the people who contribute to our success. Be taught extra about Claudia under. 

What does Hispanic Heritage Month imply to you? 

“I really like Hispanic Heritage Month as a result of it’s an amazing alternative for us to embrace and share our Hispanic tradition by artwork, meals, music, and way more with our communities!” 

What do you take pleasure in most about working at DDIL and being a part of an enterprise dedicated to areas like worker wellness and DEI? 

“I deeply respect Delta Dental of Illinois’ constant dedication to furthering our range, fairness, and inclusion (DEI) mission. Our DEI mission is centered round fostering inclusivity and celebrating the distinctive attributes that every particular person brings, to uplift and empower these inside our group. We host Lunch & Be taught periods that spotlight the richness of our numerous workforce, give again to the group by volunteering and donations, and way more. In actual fact, right now, I led a thought-provoking occasion on the Delta Dental of Illinois workplace for Hispanic Heritage Month, discussing the challenges the Hispanic group is dealing with and methods we will provide assist. I’m additionally main a donation drive in our workplace for Cradles to Crayons, making certain we’re persevering with to make a distinction in our communities!” 

Do you have got any cultural traditions you and your loved ones take part in/have fun that you simply wish to share?   

“Every fall, my household and I make Caldo de Res (Mexican beef stew) collectively to kick off the chilly season. It is a custom that now we have been doing for so long as I can bear in mind, and it by no means fails to carry us all collectively. Cooking has all the time been a manner for us to attach with our heritage and have fun our tradition. We love turning up the music and dancing within the kitchen whereas we make our meals collectively. Our love for meals, music, and household is deeply rooted within the Hispanic tradition and we treasure each second we get to share these traditions collectively.” 

Who has been/is your position mannequin, and the way would you in flip attempt to move on that steerage/mentorship? 

“With regards to the individual I like most, there is no such thing as a one fairly like my mother. She is the sort of one who all the time places her household first, it doesn’t matter what. Her energy and resilience have all the time been an inspiration to me. However it’s not simply her toughness that makes her such an amazing position mannequin. She’s additionally extremely considerate, all the time prepared with a sort phrase or gesture once I want it most. And I have to admit, she’s obtained a little bit of a mischievous aspect too – she loves pulling pranks on us, and we all the time find yourself laughing till our sides harm. My mother has all the time been an unbelievable supply of energy and thoughtfulness in my life, and I try to hold that ahead into my very own relationships and each day life. I’m additionally a little bit of a goofball! All in all, my mother is among the smartest, sweetest, and most superb folks I do know, and I really feel so fortunate to have her as my mother.” 

Claudia has supplied us with invaluable insights into her experiences, her cultural background, and the values that form her personally and professionally. Her story serves as a reminder that embracing and understanding each other’s heritage not solely enriches our office but in addition fosters a way of unity and belonging. Delta Dental of Illinois is constant to honor and uplift the voices of our numerous staff, recognizing that it’s by these distinctive views that we thrive as a collective entire. 

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