Thursday, December 6, 2012

Alumna in the Spotlight: Jennifer Rodriguez Shaw

Current Occupation: Owner Proxima Secure Technologies

Title: Chief Operations Officer

Your Academy at the Reef: Business

Your Favorite Memory/Activity: Pep rallys, live performances at the auditorium, hanging out with friends

After Graduation: 

After graduation I moved to Dallas, Texas to take classes then moved back to Miami and finished my Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management at Florida International University.  I worked in the Hospitality Industry for a few years during and after college (Fischer Island, Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, 94th Aero Squadron, and Kimpton Hotels).  During the financial recession, I lost my job and decided to take a Marketing Admin position for a Miami based company that has military contracts overseas in Afghanistan.  

While I worked in Afghanistan, I worked in a very rigid working environment and it took a little adjusting to be one of very few females to work in this place.  Slowly, I kept getting promoted to Marketing Manager then General Manager.  While I was overseas I met my now husband and we worked very closely together.  In 2012, my husband and I decided to leave the company we were working for and start our own business called Proxima Secure Technologies in Dubai, UAE.  Since we started, it has been very successful and I am happy to have taken the risk.  During my vacations, I have been able to travel to Hong Kong, France, Australia, Africa, UK, and Bahamas.  

Woh! Jennifer has established quite the life after high school. Congrats on your success!

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Reunite with a Purpose! Registration will open January, 2013. Remaining proceeds from our class reunion will be donated to Coral Reef Senior High School. Questions? Contact the committee via email See you in 2013!