My name is Danelis Padron, and I am the daughter of Cuban refugees. I was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Sacramento, California. Through my family’s experience, I identified a gap of accessibility to financial literacy & wealth management for the Immigrant population. Therefore, I became a Financial Advisor, guiding my clients to achieve their financial goals by developing a tailored investment strategy.
I have a Dual-Degree in Economics and International Relations from Mills College, and went on to pursue my MBA in Finance at the Lorri I. Lokey Graduate School of Business & Public Policy 4+1 program. I began my career with the guidance of a mentor I met through Latinos in Finance, which made me realize the power of networking and lifting each other up in our careers and in life. It also made me extremely passionate about serving my community through building the pipeline of Latinas in the field of Finance.
I live my life by the quote “do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and “el que no oye consejo, no llega a viejo” by my dearest Abuela. I believe it is important to be strong-willed about our goals but flexible with the process of achieving them, accept all opportunities that come our way, take advice from individuals that care for us to heart, and, most importantly, enjoy the journey! During my spare time, I enjoy salsa dancing, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with family.