“I've had various internal auditing jobs since I moved to New York City, including at Madison Square Garden, American Automobile Association (AAA), and Cablevision, which paved my way to NYCEDC.”
Stella began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in Manila, Philippines, but left for five years to travel the world on an amazing adventure as an international flight attendant. Now she lives in New Milford, New Jersey with her husband, two children, and mother.
“I wanted to work in the public sector in a way that would leave a lasting impact on the community and the people it served," she says, "and NYCEDC gave me that opportunity."
Stella's day-to-day involves financial analysis and assessing the many complex financial statements required of property lessees.
The most rewarding part of the job, she says, is when people and coworkers say, “thank you” for the hard work. "Those words really mean a lot.”
Stella still has a bit of the wanderlust in her. “If I didn’t follow this career path”, she says with a twinkle in her eye, “I probably would still be working as a flight attendant. I loved it.”
Even though we don't send her around the world as much as she may want, we are extremely proud that Stella is using her expertise to make a positive impact on the city she loves here at NYCEDC.