From September 15 through October 15, AEO is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month – a time to recognize the important contributions of U.S. citizens whose ancestors immigrated from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Throughout the month, AEO is highlighting our Latinx associates by celebrating, sharing and learning about their traditions and cultures!
- Name: Priscilla
- Role: Selling Team Leader
- Latinx Heritage: Costa Rican
Tell us about your role at AEO:
Selling Team Leaders are the Store Team Leader’s “go-to” in developing and implementing the business strategy and leading the daily operations of the store. We coach and train our teams into high-performing sellers who consistently provide an unforgettable guest experience!
Why are you proud to be Costa Rican?
A big part of Costa Rican culture is spending time with family. Every year around Christmas, we get together at my abuela’s house to make tamales. Someone has their own job scooping the peas, rice, pork, peppers, carrots, etc. It’s like an assembly line and we end up making about 200 that we share with friends and family!
What’s so special about the Costa Rican culture?
The Costa Rican saying is “pura vida”, which literally translates to pure life or full of life. Costa Ricans are definitely people who are easy going and optimistic. I love visiting because everyone says to each other “pura vida” – whether to say hello, goodbye, or thank you. It’s a nice reminder to be kind to one another.