Hi! I'm Paulina, I am originally from México City, but I've been living in Holbox Island in the south-eastern state of Quintana Roo, México, for the last 5 years and a half.
Since finishing college in 2014 I have worked in different tourism-related companies in both Playa del Carmen and Holbox Island, working directly and indirectly with customers visiting my country.My fields of expertise are:
Bartending: Grupo Santanera (Playa del Carmen) 2014, Hotel Casa las Tortugas (Holbox Island) 2015-2017
Administrative assistant: Divemex Diving Center (Playa del Carmen) 2015
Restaurant management (self-owned): Náay (Holbox Island) 2017 - 2020
Small hotel management: Hotel Casa Takywara (Holbox Island) 2019-2021
Working in such different areas has allowed me to improve and acquire new skills and expand my areas of knowledge substantially. Some of them include general administrative tasks, income and expense control and management, project planning and execution, customer service (waitress, host, restaurant manager/owner, bartender, front-desk manager, small hotel manager), among others.
I am very responsible, proactive, and am always in the quest of learning new things and improving my skills and knowledge on different matters. At the moment I'm interested in learning Design as a career, therefore, I've been focusing during my free time on learning about it.
Spending my free time on the beach and the ocean, whether it is swimming, paddleboarding, or scuba diving (although, honestly, doing anything that involves being out on the water) is one of my favorite things to do. Other of my hobbies include reading, photography, watching interesting movies or documentaries, learning new stuff, and salsa dancing.
Working in the service industry whilst living in such a small and fragile place like Holbox Island has given me many opportunities to look for, suggest, and implement changes in my workplaces, mostly related to sustainability practices. Through the years I've become more aware of our society's problems and how our daily-life decisions have a huge impact locally and worldwide; it is, therefore, my interest to contribute as much as possible to make my society and the world a better place for all.
I look forward to new challenges, meeting new people, increasing my abilities and knowledge, and, why not, getting to know new places as well! It will be a pleasure to get to know you!