Name: Nylmar Rivera
Title: Engineering Manager, Branding Photographer, and Lifestyle Blogger
Kids: two fur babies
City you live in: Gilbert
A typical day in my life includes… Starbucks, work, Barre3 Chandler and dinner with hubby!
I was born… and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico by a single hardworking mother.
My favorite thing about Arizona… are the magical sunsets.
I’m listening to… the Jenna Kutcher podcast.
My family… is very small but we are very close.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Kevin Systrom co-founder of Instagram. I would love to ask him about his experience leading Instagram after the Facebook acquisition.
One thing I cannot live without… other than the essentials, my cell phone.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a lawyer. Everything changed when I turned 12 and my mom bought me a computer. I started learning about web development and programming. At that point, I realized I wanted to be an engineer.
I’m inspired by… all the boss babes I’ve met in the last couple of months!
The one person who motivates me is… my mother. She is the most hardworking female I know. She is always learning new things and she has a kind heart.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… race/gender inequalities.
The perfect day would be… a beach day (preferably Flamenco beach) with my family.
My first job was… as a web designer for a local library.
My favorite escape… Icacos Island in Puerto Rico.
My life… is full and blessed!
I’m currently working on… increasing my side business operational efficiency by creating templates and automated systems.
Always… work hard.
Never… give up.
Favorite Quote… “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey
Biggest Dream… is to write a book that will motivate and inspire people.
My Pet Peeve(s)… people who say “no offense” as if it downplays anything insulting they say.