1. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Cindiley Ojeda. I’m an enthusiastic UTEP Marketing student. I was born in El Paso, TX, however, I was raised in Cd. Juarez. I consider myself a very active person, always looking to do something productive with my life, but mainly helping others to achieve what they’re pursuing in life.
Some of my hobbies include indoor cycling and yoga. I believe it’s very important to take care of ourselves from the inside out so this can contribute to long-term feelings of well-being and hopefully we can transmit that to others. I’m also a Peace Corps Campus ambassador at UTEP I found really interesting recruiting students to go abroad and plant a seed of their knowledge and help. I think volunteerism is such an important value we all have to try and develop in our lives.
2. Give us a description of what you do for United Way.
As Marketing Intern my role is to develop content for social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other relevant platforms, engage in social media, assist in maintaining a strong online presence on United Way of El Paso County websites, support website design and maintenance and assist and/or write scripts for media interviews and special events, among other tasks.
3. Why is this work so important to our community?
I think my job is very important for the marketing department because we are able to increase our awareness and communicate about all the programs, services and help United Way offers our community.
4. What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at United Way?
In my short time here at United Way, I have realized the variety of programs that exist to help all types of citizens here in our community. I found it pretty amazing that each of the departments and programs work with enthusiasm, and are pretty aware that they are working to create change in our community.
5. Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the United Way team.
“Act as what you do makes a difference… it does.” – William James