Genel Ronquillo is the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist at the Academy for Professional Excellence, where she is the point of contact for all visitors to the Academy’s San Diego office and works closely with the members of the Leadership team to perform clerical tasks and assist with calendaring and coordination of meetings.
Genel is an Alumnus from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Communications and a minor in Leadership Development; and, during her undergraduate career she served as the Front Desk Administrative Student Assistant at SDSU’s Student Life & Leadership Office and a Peer Health Educator.
Genel currently serves as a Community Advisor for the Alpha Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-educational fraternity. In her spare time, Genel likes to attend music festivals, explore the hidden gems of San Diego, fish, go to the gym, hike, tend to her garden, and travel.
Learn more about Genel:
When did you join the Academy, and what was your position when you first joined?
I joined the Academy in July 2019 as the Administrative Assistant and Receptionist.
How has working at the Academy revolutionized your career and/or your life?
At a young age, I knew that it was my life’s purpose to create a positive impact in this world by helping others. As I grew up and attended college, I realized that my career passion is in the nonprofit sector. So, working at the Academy perfectly blends what I believe to be my life purpose and my career passion. I’m doing what I love on a professional level at the Academy and it inspires me to continue doing what I love outside of the office setting. Throughout my experience working at the Academy thus far, I’ve learned to align what I love to do on a professional level, courageously ask questions and use my voice, embrace my authentic self, expand my knowledge, and recognize the ways I can positively impact the lives of others.
What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my job are the opportunities of connection and collaboration amongst the entire Academy. As the Administrative Assistant, I have the privilege of providing an orientation to every incoming staff member and I love the opportunity to share with them what the Academy has to offer. I also love the multitudinous opportunities I have to assist everyone at the Academy because it helps me get a better insight of how each program within the organization functions and how they interconnect with one another.
What is a fun fact we should know about you?
I love to blog, vlog, and I have my own podcast, Genuinely Genel, that can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
What are your StrengthsFinder Top 5?
Includer. Developer. Input. Woo. Individualization.