Naomi Aguero was born in Southern California. Her father has a Master’s degree in psychology, and her mother earned an Associate of Arts degree at nearby East Los Angeles College.
Naomi giggled and said, “I actually wanted to be a judge growing up.” She may have found a bit of humor in that, but, from her track record, it appears as though she could have been a judge… or whatever else she set her mind to.
She spoke very highly of college, but it wasn’t easy for her. “I promised my parents that I would graduate from college even though I paid for it! In the beginning it was because I didn’t want to disappoint them, but as the years went by, my reasons for sticking with it changed. What I learned in college I wouldn’t have learned ANYWHERE else.”
Before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in business management, Naomi got her feet wet in the corporate world, working at various “people-oriented” jobs such as executive assistant and leasing agent, both of which required excellent communications skills, diplomacy, and lots of multitasking.
One of her former colleagues said of her, ‘Naomi is an exceptionally talented and business savvy young lady who knows how to build and maintain strong client relationships. She sets her targets high and meets every challenge put before her. She would be a great addition and eventual leader of any sales team.” And this was BEFORE she got her Bachelor degree!
When asked what advice she’d give aspiring students, she smiled and said, “Take out as few student loans as possible!” We were afraid to ask her if she’d already paid off her loans, but nevertheless, she achieved her goal. Only two years after earning her degree at Pepperdine University, she rose in the ranks of marketing, advertising, and digital media, and now holds the job title of senior affiliate manager.
She concluded with advice for anyone who might be nervous about embarking upon a new career or field of study. “Try to look at the big picture. Things may not seem like they work out fast enough, but when you look back, you’ll realize how much you achieved – and you’ll be glad you did it!”
After serving as senior affiliate manager and then network manager at ad agency Adsimilis, she worked as network manager at Intelitics. She’s now managing partner at ROI Play. You can read more about Naomi on LinkedIn.