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Finding the Right Talent is a Priority for Tetra Tech DPK

Name: Sergio Zegarra

Company: Tetra Tech DPK

"Upwardly Global candidates are of the highest caliber. In our experience, they are motivated, responsible and have a strong work ethic." -Rebecca Silva, Director of Program Implementation

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Profession: Mental Health Professional

Name: Fatemeh R

Country: Iran

Years Experience: 4


Master of Arts in Psychological Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Professional Summary:

More than four years of experience in psychotherapist, assistant to the clinical coordinator, case management, provided individual assessment, treatment planning, and psychotherapy services.


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Home For Employers Employer Spotlights A valuable partnership grows out of volunteerism

A valuable partnership grows out of volunteerism

A Foreign Exchange Senior Analyst at Wells Fargo in San Francisco, Kimberly shares how her volunteer experience has turned into opportunity for herself, her community and her employer.

Wells Fargo

A valuable partnership grows out of volunteerism


Foreign Exchange Senior Analyst

I first learned about Upwardly Global through my team manager who also volunteers and I thought the organization would be a great partner in generating diverse hires for Wells Fargo.  I volunteer regularly at Upwardly Global program workshops that train jobseekers in business networking and interviewing skills, and I often promote Upwardly Global volunteer events to my Wells Fargo team members.  Wells Fargo now has a strong base of team members invested in Upwardly Global’s work and furthering Wells Fargo’s commitment to diversity.  I also currently serve as the co-Chair of the Upwardly Global San Francisco Leadership Council.

I am able to use my professional and career coaching skills to help recent immigrants build the professional networks and develop the job search skills they need to restart their professional careers in the U.S. and improve their lives.  In 2009, I mentored two jobseekers.  I was especially proud to help empower Dharav, a job seeker from India, with the skills and encouragement he needed to reach his goal of becoming a personal banker at Wells Fargo.  Dharav’s manager said the reason for hiring Dharav was his enthusiasm, knowledge of Wells Fargo’s company culture, and commitment to the community that he gained while working with me as his mentor.

I’m proud to work at a company that invests in the communities where we work and believes that our company can only be successful if the members of our community are also financially successful.  By helping low-income immigrants improve their lives financially, we are helping our community succeed as a whole.  Volunteering at Upwardly Global supports Wells Fargo’s “Six Steps to Diversity” in many ways.  We are showing a commitment to diversity in the workplace and at all levels of management, taking accountability for diversity, and learning how to promote an inclusive work environment.  By supporting Upwardly Global, Wells Fargo and its team members show that we care about the immigrant community and believe in hiring talented and diverse team members.  Through our volunteer work with Upwardly Global, we are establishing long-term relationships with diverse communities and becoming well-known as a diverse company.

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