International Content Manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Women are rising up the ranks throughout professional football, earning positions of power in a space that for too long was ruled almost exclusively by men.

We’re seeing more and more women breaking barriers in the sport, but what are the stories beyond the headlines? Who are the women shaping and influencing the NFL today?

Answering those questions is the aim of the Next Woman Up series. While the conversational Q&As are edited and condensed for clarity, this is a forum for impactful women to share experiences in their own words. Without further ado, we introduce

Sports have been a big part of my family, and it’s something that, to this day, binds us together.

I grew up in Honduras, so we mostly got together to watch soccer. It’s always been a part of me.

My brother, Luis, played soccer in high school. When I graduated from high school, I came to the United States and went to Texas Christian University, where I had the opportunity to work a Formula One event.

They were hiring students, and my friends and I decided to do it just for fun. I immediately fell in love with the environment and the energy.

That was the first time I kind of got that spark and knew I wanted to work in sports, but I didn’t have a clear vision of what that looked like.

At that time, TCU had a great football team and it was such an exciting time to be a TCU student.

Students had free tickets to every home game, and I took advantage of that. I went to every home game, even when my friends didn’t want to go.

That was another time when I realized wanted to work in sports. One night after a game, I looked to see if TCU’s athletic department was hiring.

They had a few open positions, and within a week, I applied for and accepted an unpaid internship to work spring football and women’s soccer.

That was my very first extended experience working in sports and I did that for about a year.

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