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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Enrollment Advisor, Noah Vasquez

October 11, 2022

Get to Know Noodle’s Enrollment Advisor, Noah Vasquez

‍I believe a great leader is a person who listens, is adaptable and can elevate a team dynamic.

Noah Vasquez is one of Noodle’s Enrollment Advisors. His family is originally from Colombia, but he was born and raised in Queens, NYC. He received his Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Minor in Political Science from The State University of New York at New Paltz. Noah recalls his love for education beginning as a college student where he realized the importance of having great advisors that cared about students and their success. Here at Noodle, Noah supports the Enrollment team through inspiring others to do great work efficiently and by having great listening skills.

What elements or traits does a great leader exhibit?

‍I believe a great leader is a person who listens, is adaptable and can elevate a team dynamic.

‍When you think of great leadership, who comes to mind? Why?

‍Simon Bolivar. He led a multinational revolution against the Spanish and freed several Latin American countries, including Colombia. A lot of lessons can be learned about leadership not only from him, but from the people in his corner as well.

‍How has your personal leadership style evolved?

‍My leadership style has become less to do with utilizing a focal point style leadership and has turned more to leading by example. I try my best to listen and adapt and inspire others.

‍What is it about your background or career experiences that successfully positioned you for your role at Noodle? Describe that role.

‍I worked at a summer camp for years and during this time I learned a lot of valuable leadership skills. After that, I worked as a high school college counselor where I was able to sharpen those previous skills I learned. I have been able to develop my skills in adapting to delivering successfully to people from various backgrounds, which led me to my role here at Noodle. I think without having previous counseling experience, this job would have been a lot more challenging!

‍How do you support the success of your team?

‍As a senior member on my team I help my team succeed by providing them with support, answering any questions and providing them with practices to be more  efficient. I try to ask questions to see what works best for everyone and then come up with my own methods to help everyone.

‍Describe how your career has been enhanced by exposure to diverse people, places or experiences.

‍Being from NYC, I have learned a lot of things from hundreds of different cultures. Being exposed to such a wide variety of experiences has allowed me to see the world through different perspectives and showed me how important it is to listen to others.

‍What are some of the most effective tools in your leadership arsenal?

‍I would definitely say the ability to listen. I will always consider intentional listening to others as a great leadership skill. From there, being able to think and come up with a plan.

‍Please tell us something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn.

‍I love photography and fashion! You can take a look at some of my work if you look up “7expresstrain” photography!

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