Born in Colombia, Alexandra Tamayo was awarded her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2002 and went on to receive her designation as a Specialist in Administration Quality and Productivity. She worked in project management and as a lead analyst for over 13 years for a large firm before moving to Canada in 2015.
Because Alexandra spoke no English when she arrived, she took classes for two years while her children were small. Once they were in school fulltime, she studied for and became a licensed insurance broker. Alexandra found PCS through the Link for Success program run by Catholic Social Services.
“Everyone here is very willing to teach me what I need to know, especially Barb. I admire her entrepreneurial focus. She’s a great mentor.”
Because accounting is different in Canada, Alexandra strives to learn as much as she can. “I’m very open to new challenges. They keep me not only humble but determined to succeed!”
At home, her kids keep her busy. When not serving her insurance clients or studying computer science, she takes time to ride her bike. Sleep is what she craves the most.