The ABC’s of Julissa Gomez

We’ve been a little absent from Center’s Stage recently. But we’re back on track and have some great blog posts lined up for you in the coming months. First things first however… we want to take the time to welcome our two new Center team members! So over the next two weeks we want to introduce them to you. We’ve asked them some very tough, hard hitting tobacco policy questions as you can see below, so that you can get to know them better. First up – Julissa Gómez, our new Advocacy Manager based in LA. Watch next week for more about Lindsey Freitas, our new Policy Manager. — Vanessa Marvin

A is for Area Code: 818

B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? A banana

C is for Calling. What do you consider your calling to be? Still figuring it out.

D is for Dogs. Do you have any? Sadly, no

E is for Energy. What do you do when you need more energy? Drink a cup of coffee

F is for Fun. What do you like to do for fun? Hike

G is for Greatest Accomplishment. What is yours? Graduating from Grad School!

H is for Hometown. Where are you from? San Fernando Valley

I is for Interesting: Name one interesting fact about yourself. I’m a crazy couponer.

J is for Job Title. What is yours? Advocacy Manager

K is for Kids. Do you have any? No

L is for Learning. What have you learned working at the American Lung Association thus far? It’s really hard to pass a tobacco tax in Los Angeles.

M is for Millions. What would you do if you had a million dollars? Quit my job and travel all over the word, giving money to different non-profits throughout the word- on a variety of issues. But before hand I would invest 55% of my money in stocks, mutual bonds and annuities.

N is for Need. What is one thing you need or couldn’t live without? Air

O is for Occupation. What was your occupation before coming to the American Lung Association? Public Outreach Manager for a communications firm in the Bay area, working on environmental issues.

P is for Pet Peeve. What is yours? Leaving the tv on, when no one is watching it. GRRR.

Q is for Quote. Share your favorite quote. “It’s injustice that motivates us to do something, to take risk, knowing that if we don’t, things will remain the same,” Digna Ochoa y Placido

R is for Right or Left? Are you a righty or a lefty? Righty

S is for Siblings. Do you have any? Yes, one sister

T is for Treat. What do you have/do when you want to treat yourself? Frozen Yogurt (menchi’s)

U is for Useless. Do you have a useless talent? Sadly, no

V is for Vacation. What is the best vacation you have been on? Traveling to Argentina, going to different parts of the country, the best part were the glaciers in the Patagonia. Amazing!

W is for Work. What made you decide to apply for a position with the American Lung Association? I applied because of the alarming rates of Latinos being affected by lung cancer. And I wanted to make a change in my family and community regarding these numbers.

X is for X-Ray. Have you ever had one? Why? Yes, a torn meniscus – painful!

Y is for Yummy. What is the yummiest food you make? Chile Rellenos

Z is for Zodiac. What is your sign? Pisces


  1. Catherine Mongeon
    Posted Jun 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    This is such a fun way to get to know our new partners. Welcome on board, Julissa!

  2. Posted Jul 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Catherine! We thought it was fun 🙂

  3. Jeannie
    Posted Jul 30, 2012 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Loved this post! Welcome Julissa, hope the team is treating you well! 🙂

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