We are very excited to introduce you all to our new Senior Account Manager, Marcela! Marcela has worked with social justice and equity in our community for years and is now bringing all of her experiences, intelligence and dedication to The Vida Agency. She loves to help others; dance any chance she gets and spend time with her daughters. As a member of the TVA team Marcela will be working on numerous projects as well as helping with development of our company. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome her to TVA!

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

The invisible color – so I can be in a lot of places at once. 

 

What would your perfect vacation entail?

6 months of nonstop traveling to every beach imaginable that I wanted to go to and dancing nonstop. Beach. Dance. Sleep. Ocean water. Repeat. Would dance and beach for 6 months. 

 

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

Downward dog, that’s the only one I know!

 

If you had 2 million dollars to invest in any cause, what would it be and why?

I think the first one would be to support the groups and agencies that are working to get the kids out of the cages. Hits home for me, being an immigrant from the same county as some of these kids makes it more personal.The second one would be working with indigenous communities preserving knowledge, culture, medicine, elderhood, and ceremonies.

 

What’s the closest thing to real magic?

Two things.

One – a drum, because certain patterns of repetitive drumming cause an increase of frequencies to the listener and induce them in some sort of trance. Certain dances and sweat-lodge ceremonies put you in another realm, you can have peace and certainty and envision, to find clarity. 

Two – love. I’m lucky to experience love that transforms in being a mother, in a relationship with my loved ones, with my partner. That’s the closest thing to magic. 

 

If you could only read one book the rest of your life, what would it be?

It would have to be The Four Agreements (Los Cuatro Acuderos) by Don Miguel Ruiz – it is full of indigenous knowledge from the regional Toltec tribe out of Mexico. You can read it over and over throughout your life and learn something new and apply it to every stage of your life. 

 

How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

I think I have redefined success continuously because things change and some circumstances are out of your control. As long as I have put in the effort, done everything I can that’s within my power, I am successful.

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