Hispanic & Latin@ Heritage Month Employee Spotlight

At Remitly, diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, is deeply rooted in our purpose and mission. Our focus everyday is to tirelessly deliver for our customers, many of whom are immigrants. Internally, we are committed to continuously improving on our policies, practices, and programs that make our culture more equitable and inclusive.

We have several channels for employees to share news and information, so we may deepen our knowledge. We regularly hold activities around DEI and make space for everyone to share their experiences and thoughts with the team.

As part of this effort, in honor of Hispanic & Latin@ Heritage Month, we’re celebrating just some of our many amazing Latin@ employees. Read on to get to know them.

Christian R. – Joyful Mastermind (he/him)

I’m 24 years old, I have a beautiful daughter named Lilith. I love to spend time playing video games, I’m a fan of anime and my hidden talent is cooking! Most of the meals at home are made by me even though sometimes I have limited time. I’m always looking to learn and grow professionally and personally aiming to become a Digital Marketing Strategist one day.

Remitly is a place where we can be ourselves. Despite your outfit style, your music, your sexuality or your food preferences; there’s always a warm and welcoming feeling every time we come to work. The opportunities are equal, and we are able to develop ourselves without being excluded due to our economic position, color or sexuality; our different cultures or traditions are always respected and included as much as possible in the daily flow of our industry. A place that will leave a mark on me no matter how far I go.

Isa T. – Copywriter (she/her)

Multicultural, multilingual creative who arrived alone at 21 to New Orleans. Then, moved to Miami, NY, Chicago, Denver, Toronto and now Massachusetts. Copywriter in English and Spanish. Animal and music lover. Always grateful.

I had a misconception that people working in remittances did not care much about immigrants and how hard it is for a lot of us to send money home. Here, I have been able to see that teams across Remitly truly care. I feel fortunate to be here.

Gabriela B. – HR Coordinator (she/her)

I am 26 years old, I am currently working in the HR department and I’ve had the pleasure to work with employees all over the globe, different countries, different cultures!

I’ve been with Remitly for over 3 years now and it’s been an amazing experience, I feel grateful for working with all these amazing people.

Lizbeth V.- MGA Office Coordinator (she/her)

I’m Liz. I am 33 years old, proud Nicaraguan. I love to read,  to watch horror and drama/romance movies and my recent guilty pleasures are Turkish series. I adore my family and cook for them during my free time.

I have been a Remitlian for more than 2 years. Grateful about the chance to be part of this amazing family who embraces incredible cultural values and takes care of each one of us. From Remitly I’ve learned that if you can dream it you can achieve it. This company encourages and develops the skills and talent of everyone.

Maria Gracia G. – Sr Community Marketing Associate (she/her)

Born and raised in Paraguay, moved to the US in the pursuit of higher education, and currently living in Canada. I have been away from home for about 8 years now. I’m passionate about environmental equity and a world with less borders and walls.

I’ve loved working at Remitly because it allows me to meet folks who are also far from home, and are interested in making life for immigrants better across the globe.

Mario R. – Creative Lead (he/him)

Born in Guatemala. Been an Immigrant for the past 16 + years, working for the U.S. Hispanic and Multicultural market. Words are very powerful and I like to play with them.

Remitly is the first company that I’ve worked at that truly walks the walk. Super passionate, kind, hard working, diverse and special people.

Naz H.M. – Sr. Researcher, Consumer Insights (he/him)

I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to a mom who’s Mexican and a Lebanese dad. I was mainly raised and educated in the Seattle area through college. I did grad school on the east coast. I’m married and have three daughters.

I don’t know that I’ve ever been as comfortable identifying as an immigrant as I have at Remitly. I’ve been really able to embrace that part of my identity and see value in it because it makes me better able to empathize with our customers. Being half-Mexican, half-Lebanese and Muslim – not to mention being married and being a dad, I rarely feel able to engage in all sides of my identity. Remitly has been a special space for me where there’s not just openness or tolerance but actual honor, respect, and genuine joy and celebration of each of the ways that I am both different and the same as others who work here. I’m grateful to Remitly for its unique culture and for the way I’ve been embraced and am encouraged every day.

Steven F. – Customer Protection Team Manager – MGA (he/him)

Hey there! I’m Steven! Son of Immigrants, raised and educated by hardworking people. I’m obsessed with Movies, Potatoes and I’m a big fan of The Doors.

Working at Remitly has been surprisingly meaningful to me, since I know how hard it is for immigrants to send money to their loved ones: to pay for life expenses, their sons’ education, to build a better future… I myself had been on the other side ever since I was a child and it’s time to be at service for many of the people who are still finding ways to give their families a better life.

About Hispanic & Latin@ Heritage Month

According to the official National Hispanic Heritage Month website, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 every year. They celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central, and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

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