“Women Who Work” is a series that celebrates the millennial woman who is breaking barriers for women, excelling in business, contributing to her community and industry in a big way, and setting the example for other women to go out in the world and kick-ass. If you or someone you know fits this description, feel free to reach out for a feature!
By looking at this Woman Who Work’s resume alone, you can tell that she is driven and impressive. Kellie Alcozer is more than her resume though- in fact, she’s our new contributing intern! Get to know this vivacious “Woman Who Works” and the newest member of our family below!
Kellie Rose Alcozer (but you can call me Kellie Rose or Kell)
San Antonio, Texas
Texas A&M University San Antonio (current)
Awards & Recognition:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Marketing Intern
Bark PR – Social Media Intern
Palo Alto College – PR/Multimedia Intern
General Motors Diversity – Student Journalist Program – Detroit, Michigan
-Best Use of Social Media
– Best Overall Presentation
General Motors Diversity – Student Journalist Program – Indianapolis, Indiana
San Antonio Association Hispanic Journalist – Scholarship Recipient
Kristine Meza Foundation – Scholarship Recipient
Texas Tribune Festival – Social Media Ambassador
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life – Scholarship Recipient
Shopping sale and clearance sections, hanging out with my nephew, joking with my mom, eating chips and queso from Mama Margie’s, dancing, running along the San Antonio River, shopping for Fiesta outfits year around and eating chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.
Describe your life in a tweet (140 characters):
Life is little messy but I’m happy and have the best family and friends a girl could ask for, so no L’s here #imhungry
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Metallic rose gold. I’ve never been much of pink person (not that anything is wrong with pink) but with my middle name being Rose, so I developed an obsession for them naturally. So, I love a good rose color! Plus, people associate roses with beauty, love, celebration and other awesome stuff. Metallic because its bold and I like too think I have some boldness in me but just the right amount! Just enough to catch your eye.
What woman do you look up to most, and why?
My mom. A bit cliché, but hands down my mom is who I look up to most. Aside from being a hoarder I hope to embody all her talents and strengths. I look up most to my mom for the obvious reasons like, she’s courageous, smart, strong, kind, beautiful, and a mixture of a saint and superhero but I look up to her mostly because she makes it all look effortless. She’s been an activist with shakers like Dolores Huerta and even showed Maya Angelou around San Antonio, she’s accomplished so much despite not finishing college. Like raising me everything she’s accomplished, she’s done on her own. To top it off she can light up any room. If I had a dollar for each time someone told something along the lines of “do you know how lucky you are to have the mom you have” or “your mom is so wonderful,” I would be rich. I always simply reply, “yes I know how lucky I am, thank you.”
As millennial, what do you think is the best and worst thing about our generation?
The best part about millennials is that we are using our voices. We may not always agree but we want to learn and understand.
The worst part about our generation is that we care. The fact we care about the poor, mental health issues, the planet, is often seen as sensitive. In reality, we just care and want to make the world a better place.
What attracted you most to writing for a site for millennial women?
The words “millennial” and “women” is being thrown around more than ever in media. Therefore, I felt a sense of obligation to make sure our voice is not only being heard but being heard from a millennial woman and not from someone other who thinks they are an expert on the subject. If everyone else is discussing millennial women, I sure as heck should be!
What are you most excited about in working with Just a Girl in This World?
I am most excited about the impact Just a Girl in This World can have on the female community in San Antonio and being a part of it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
Yikes, I used to have this answer scripted! However now, in five years I see myself working my butt off in a PR position and loving every minute of it. I see myself continuing my education towards a master’s degree and definitely, traveling.
In ten years, I see myself working my way up in my career, obtaining some awards, and possibly marriage.
What’s one piece of advice you think everyone should hear?
“The worst thing they can say is, “no.””
I have heard this from several people, coaches, professors, managers, but mostly my mom. My mindset is to never not pursue an opportunity out of fear. If I get rejected, I move on. I have found that a little rejection can be good sometimes. This piece of advice has pushed to me to go for jobs, scholarships, and even relationships.