Employee Spotlight – Mitchell Amoros
Meet Mitchell Amoros!
Mitchell is the Director of Project Management on the Customer Experience team, previously the Director of Higher Education Implementation for FCN. He just celebrated his 2 year anniversary at EVERFI.
What is your favorite thing about working at EVERFI?
It’s a tie between the overall mission of the organization and my colleagues. Seeing how the work we are doing is genuinely helping people every single day keeps me going even on the toughest of days. I also feel so fortunate to work with a wonderful group of funny, smart, dedicated people that make it fun to be an employee at EVERFI.
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
EVERFI has a way of challenging you in ways you never expected to be challenged. I have had the pleasure of creating and building two different roles from scratch. It allowed me to be inquisitive, strategic, and innovative in ways I had never had to be before in my career.
If you could travel anywhere in the world with all of the money in the world, where would you go?
Right now? ANYWHERE! But, really, I would love to go on a 2-3 week wine & food tour through Italy and France.
(From one of my favorite wine tours in Porto, Portugal!)
What is one thing you cannot resist?
Cheese. All the cheese.
Where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere with my husband!
(We just quarantined in Ogunquit, ME for the month of October!)
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I’ve been to all the continents except for Antarctica!
If you could choose anyone, who would you choose as your mentor?
Lena Waithe – she’s a beacon of hope for so many people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Her ability to write about the queer experience with so much depth is something I am in constant awe of.
What are 3 words you would use to describe EVERFI?
Impactful, determined, dedicated.
How do you balance your career and family (life)?
Quarantine made this work/life balance a difficult task at first. It was so easy to just work all the time – which is not healthy. I work really hard to create boundaries in my life – shut down my computer and give my full attention to my family and friends.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
My favorite thing to do indoors is cook – I am always making something, trying out new recipes and listening to vinyls. I am a new fan of being outdoors – but I have really been enjoying taking aimless walks around DC while listening to podcasts!
What is your greatest fear? (and backstory if work appropriate)
I am not a fan of house animals (dogs, cats, etc.). It’s not really a “fear,” more like something I just really don’t enjoy being around.
What is your favorite book?
Anything by Roxanne Gay or David Sedaris.
What gets you most excited to come to work every day?
Just knowing that someone out in the world is accessing our materials and their life will be different afterward. I just love thinking about the college student learning about financial education and how that is going to set them up for success in the future.
What about EVERFI’s mission and or values gets you fired up to come to work?
The fact that we have 500+ employees all working towards changing the world every day is pretty incredible. We are all dedicated to this mission of getting important information out to as many people as possible – no matter who you are, what your background is, or where you are heading in life – we all believe that everyone deserves education.