Staff of the Month: Griselle Hernandez
As the FIS Landlord Initiative Coordinator, Griselle Hernandez, “Gigi”, certainly has her work cut out for her. Since she came on as an employee February 2014, Gigi busily works for the city contacting landlords regarding home rehabilitation, beautification and lead assessments. Once she contacts the landlord, she sends them an application, which the city administration will either approve or deny the project moving forward. Although Gigi started recently at NeighborWorks® Rochester as an employee, it is certainly not her first time here; from October to November 2013 she worked as an office intern at NeighborWorks® Rochester while attending Rochester Educational Opportunity through SUNY Brockport. Through school she recently received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award, congratulations Gigi and welcome aboard!
So far, Miss Hernandez enjoys working here and claims that her favorite part is the people; she appreciates her colleagues and meeting new customers. While speaking about her coworkers she said “We all have different personalities, but we work together well, as a family. We are silly but take our jobs seriously… and we like to eat. A LOT.”
During her time away from work she enjoys playing with her Chihuahua and her two nephews. Since her nephews are 8 and 1 there is plenty to do from babysitting them, watching cartoons with them and making sure they do their homework!
Home to Gigi is where her “fur baby” is at.