Updated: Sep 12, 2020
My name is Adriana Cuevas—believer, sister, leader, daughter, traveler, fiancée, wanderer, fighter, worrier, lover, LATINA.
There are many things that define me, so I guess I’ll begin my story chronologically. I grew up in Laredo, Texas, and I have nothing but fond memories of the beautiful, messy border town that shaped who I am.
Growing up, I have memories of the five of us (Mami, Papi, Gaby, and Mauri) crossing the bridge to Nuevo Laredo almost weekly to go eat taquitos and visit my family. Even as time went on and the violence in Mexico made it difficult to cross, I still have warm memories of going to the movie theatre with my family and having carne asadas on the weekends. I’m truly lucky to have such a tight-knit family who is so supportive and an integral part of who I am.
You can call me a perfectionist. Growing up (and even now), I always strived to be the
best at whatever I did, whether that was school, dance, or even being the perfect daughter. I moved to San Antonio to go to UTSA and got my B.B.A. and M.A. in Economics along with my graduate certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management. I now work for H-E-B and my official title is eCommerce Fulfillment Center Team Leader. As a kid I never really knew what I wanted to “be when I grew up”, and I guess it’s a bit funny that I ended up doing the exact same work my dad does, but for a large corporation (guess my role models are obvious, huh). Being a female Latina warehouse supervisor is definitely not easy, but it’s fulfilling work that keeps me on my toes. Even today I am unsure of what the future holds, and while that is terrifying it also means that my possibilities are endless. I could become a Facility Leader at H-E-B, take over and manage my dad’s wholesale import business, or even open up my own coffee shop where the local community can grab their cafecito y pan dulce while getting their work done. Luckily, I learned the value of hard work early on from watching my parents, and it may be the naïve optimist in me, but I truly believe that with hard work and dedication I can achieve anything possible, and that core belief has stuck with me for as long as I can remember.
Lastly, I wouldn’t be telling you my full story if I didn’t mention John. We met when we were seventeen and have been in love ever since. The thing about John is that he is so perfect it is infuriating! He truly is my best friend, and his love has taught me that I can be someone’s and still be my own. It’s that true type of love where you can be your complete self around someone and never get tired of them. He believes in me even when I don’t and is both one of the greatest listeners and storytellers of all time. After eight loving years, we’ve recently become engaged, and I can’t wait for the next chapter of our life together. Like everyone else, we are adjusting to the current circumstances and hope that we can have a beautiful wedding with our loved ones once our world returns to a new state of normal. Overall, I’m an imperfect person who doubts herself a little too much, but I’m also strong, passionate, and loving. I care hard and will always fight for the ones I love. I grow and learn more every day and lead a happy life full of generous, diverse people who bring me joy every single day, and I am always open to grow that network full of optimistic, compelling people that want to bring love and laughter into this crazy world.