Itza Valtierra

Human Resources Manager

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Where did you grow up?
Norridge, IL which is basically Chicago

What company (or companies) did you work at before Scale?
Enlivant & Curative

What is your proudest moment?
Completing my MBA

Do you have any skills, talents, or hobbies that most people don’t know about?
I kickbox, am part of a book club, and can play the clarinet (even though I’m super rusty at it).

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
On an island in Greece!

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher

Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
blasting Taylor Swift while cleaning my apartment or discovering cute coffee shops within the city.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you?
Being kind, empathetic, and a team player

What’s the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
Skydiving or traveling to as many new places as possible

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending time with friends sipping on a margarita

What are you complimented on most in your work?
My ability to get things done quickly while always having a positive attitude

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled?
Seville, Spain — specifically Plaza De España where a scene in Star Wars was filmed

What’s your favorite bar or restaurant in your city (Chicago)?
La Mejikana in Pilsen

What’s your favorite thing about your city (Chicago)?
Summertime in Chicago is top tier.

What’s your go-to Karaoke song?
Anything Taylor Swift

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