We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our newest Account Director, Christina Dela Cruz!
1. How was your first day of work at ARPR?
I was told that my first day at ARPR wasn’t going to be normal, because it was the day before our end-of-year retreat in NYC. I couldn’t disagree more! My schedule was filled with on-boarding meetings, everyone consistently checked-in to ensure that I had everything that I needed, and I received a ton of swag!
2. What song best describes your work ethic?
Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” but I prefer the Afrojack remix… it’s catchier.
3. Describe your ultimate sandwich?
My go-to Subway order is a non-toasted turkey sandwich on white, no cheese, lettuce and tomato with extra onions (yum!) and mayo. At the end, they typically don’t put enough onions, so I tend to ask for little more.
4. Which two celebrities (dead or alive) would you pick to be your parents?
This is a tough one because I do love my parents. After watching American Dynasties: The Kennedys, hands-down, Jackie O’ (I think) would be an incredible mom. For my dad, I’d have to go with Otis Redding.
5. What is your biggest non-work-related achievement?
I ran a half marathon in 2012. I also retired from running soon after (I’m talking minutes after I crossed the finish line).
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Really bad drivers! Like the types of drivers that don’t like to use their turn signals or love to block intersections. Needless to say, driving home during rush hour is not the best part of my day.
7. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Inquisitive, humble and caring
8. Your life would be meaningless without…
My two-year-old daughter Avery. Since she was born, she has been my life, and I’m grateful for every second that we get to spend together. I guess you can also add my fiancé Joe, whom without him, she would not exist.
9. Favorite board game?
Monopoly! I always lost as a child, which I guess has made me more competitive over the years. My family refuses to play it whenever I bring it up.
10. Where did you grow up?
This is a tough one because I’m a military brat, but I will forever claim California as my home state, as I was born there, lived there for a total of 13 years and most of my family still resides there. As the great, late Tupac Shakur once said, “It’s all good, from Diego to the Bay.”
12. Favorite thing about the tech industry?
It hits just about every industry, it’s rapidly changing, and the advancements are endless. 10-year-old me connecting to the internet via AOL would’ve never imagined that I’d able to access the amount of information we can now get from the internet on multiple devices.
13. If you could bring one piece of technology to a remote island, which would it be?
According Dictionary.com, the technical definition of technology is “The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science.” With that in mind, I’d bring a boat so I can get off the island J.
14. If you were a Star Wars character, which would you be?
“Patience you must have, my young Padawan.” – Yoda
15. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
From what I can remember off the top of my head: chicken adobo (Filipino dish), rice, whole milk, apple juice, grapes, persimmons, green beans, everything and onion bagels (from New York), scallion cream cheese (also from New York), gouda, pickles, mild Taco Bell sauce, low-carb tortillas, coconut water, and instant yeast (you never know when you need to bake!).
16. How would you explain what the Internet is to your 5-year-old nephew in one sentence?
The internet is a never-ending hub of information, and it allows us to communicate with other people on the other side of the world. However, you shouldn’t go on it until mommy and daddy say it’s ok, because it can be overwhelming and unsafe.