I am currently an HR Generalist in CLAS which is a role I recently transitioned to earlier this month. I have been with CLAS for two years this upcoming April where I started as an HR Coordinator. I have previously worked in a team environment that was very unhealthy and strive to work and be a part of a group that focuses on employee wellbeing as well as retention. Working at such a large institution was intimidating at first but I quickly learned that people here not only work together successfully but also care for each other’s wellbeing. I have also seen that hiring/retaining people of diverse backgrounds in Iowa continues to be a challenge. Being a Latina woman working in higher education for almost 10 years (I have worked in consulting, a private college, and now a public institution) I feel this is crucial to make the University of Iowa a diverse and inclusive place to work. Thank you for your consideration!