Connect Series: Meet Selina Rodriguez, Our Newly Appointed Acting Scheduling Manager!

Selina is our newly appointed acting scheduling manager. She handles client requests and booking mediations and reporter-attended proceedings. She is also an artist who possesses a passion for excellence and enjoys painting, sculpting, playing instruments, singing, writing, reading, fashion, hiking and appreciating nature.

We recently asked Selina a few questions. Here’s what she had to say:

When did you join Reportex?

I joined in August of 2019. I’ve been learning at Reportex for a little over a year now!

Your job sounds like it involves a lot of attention to detail. What are your top three tips for maintaining accuracy?

First and foremost, it’s important to care for the body and brain. This helps in keeping your mind sharp and your chin up so you are available to focus and handle situations, regardless of their complexity.

Another big one would be lists! Whether that is creating checklists to ensure you’ve done a thorough job or listing out steps as guidelines until accuracy becomes second nature. It also helps to keep track of your day so you can then review and reflect on possible improvements.

Also important is a willingness to learn and to review your work. To build a solid foundation, you must be willing to look into pain points and inefficiencies so that you may revise them. Aiming for improvement will help you reach your goals and excel past them.

You asked for three tips, but I’m going to give you four. As a rule of thumb I also like to keep the following in mind: with anything you do, take the time out to measure twice and cut once.

At Reportex our core values of team, mentorship, equality, community and industry are central to what we do. Which of these values resonates most strongly with you and why?

I believe all of these are incredibly important. The success of each of these values is dependent on the others. Effective mentorship takes into account both teamwork and equality. How we relate to the community and where we stand within the industry is dependent on the qualities we possess as individuals and our willingness to work as a team. If we treat the people who surround us right and maintain these principles within ourselves, it’s possible to impact the community and industry in a positive way. Inversely it’s important to learn from both the community and industry in order to grow as individuals.

We are blessed to live in a society and age that fosters interpersonal relationships. This allows us to put our minds together, appreciate the value in one another and help or inspire each other to reach higher.

What is your favourite creative outlet at the moment?

I always enjoy music and writing. However, I recently bought new boxes of clay and got a pottery wheel. So I’m very excited about that!

Do you have a piece of artwork that you would like to share?

Although I’m sure they end up well appreciated, I regrettably tend to gift and donate all of my completed paintings. Here’s a photo of my painting process and a sketch: