Staff Member Spotlight: Anna Gomez Pascarella

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Location Coordinator

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Anna is the Florence Location Coordinator for Global Experiences. She is Venezuelan, but she moved to Italy already 4 years ago. Coming from an Italian family, she has been in touch with both cultures and languages since her earlier years and that gave her the opportunity to understand how sharing and being in touch with different people and different experiences is.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is my last trip to the Dolomities during the summer. I did a week biking through the most incredible mountains in Italy, discovering that it is a great place not only during the winter but also during the summer - 70 km a day in pure nature! It was a real connection between body, mind and mother heart!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have been appreciating more and more how sharing a little experience that you had in the past can change big time someone's experience in the present. Everyone says that there is no better experience than our own, and it is the truth! But sharing what you have past to someone that is about to do it can be really helpful and inspiring.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Oh wow! Every single story for me is unique! The best story is when you hear them succeeding in the process. The beginning can be hard, but it is beautiful to see then leave saying ''this was the best experience of my life''. I definitely love to see students that save money on themselves to live this experience.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would go anywhere with my company, but if I really need to choose, I would go to Shanghai or Sidney. To explore the other part of the world! I love the challenge! Shangai would be interesting also because of the language, the culture. I am really attracted to Asia, especially for a short period! Sidney would be more about knowing the place, how the people live, etc.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

My company is unique because of our strong communication. The attention that the headquarters give to every single detail for small or huge it is. I am proud of my team because is open, multicultural, super positive and enthusiastic. Everyone is smiling all the time. I think we can be proud of loving what we do!

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Paying attention to the employers as much as they pay attention to the clients, as actually every person working at a company represents a little piece of it. And all those pieces working happy together make a happy client! Paying attention to the human and not much to the numbers, I think it is what GE actually does!