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Virginia Gimenez

Virginia Gimenez


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Virginia's work combines: Technology, Education, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Director of Special Projects

I lead, plan, and manage new and unique initiatives until they are off the ground and running.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Public Administration

    Wright State University-Main Campus

  • Graduate Degree

    Public Administration

    Wright State University-Main Campus

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Information Technology Project Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Went to school to be a chemical engineer; I liked it but missed the richness of humanities subjects.

  • 2.

    Moved to the US and studied Communication with a specialization in video production.

  • 3.

    Couldn't find a job in my field so I took a job as a Project Manager in a translations company.

  • 4.

    Moved to a technology job at my alma mater and completed a Masters in Public Adm. while there.

  • 5.

    Wanted to move to a company - Joined Hobsons as Implementation Team Lead; became team Manager.

  • 6.

    Became a Mom, had the most heartbreaking loss, became a different person.

  • 7.

    Wanted to do something a bit different - joined Special Projects as Associate Director.

  • 8.

    Currently working on the biggest project I've ever been a part of. What's next? Who knows!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I don't recall anyone telling me I couldn't do something. My family has always been my #1 supporter, especially my Mom. I think I am my own noise. I've always put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve excellence at everything I do.

  • How I responded:

    My noise was probably influenced by others' expectations of me and my fear of disappointing them. The thing is that life is too short and unpredictable. Don't wait till next time or next year; live for yourself, do the things that feel right to you. My noise became insignificant when I lost my first daughter; things that were very important before were not anymore. I learned to view life in a completely different way, a better way I believe - without so much noise.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Moved to the US for College and had no access to loans because I was an int'l student. My parents couldn't pay for all. I studied hard and worked as much as I was allowed (and more) and was able to get 2 scholarships and enough money to pay for it.