“Once you start working, you’ll never go back!” This is a song many recite in conversations regarding educational aspirations. But APS Benefits Specialist Domenica Ortega proved that notion wrong by pursuing her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from the University of Colorado Denver.
To top it off, she earned the Colorado School & Public Employees Retirement Association’s Birnadine Mack Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 toward her goal.
Ortega is excited to master her skills in hiring, developing and motivating employees. Guided by the human component of human resources, she serves as vice president of the UCD Society of Human Resource Management.
“I want my kids to grow up looking at me as someone who wanted to do better, so that they strive to do better."
- Domenica Ortega
Ortega is set to graduate in May 2015.