Rarely do we find opportunities that equip us to make a positive impact in our community and offer us support and guidance along the way. My time at AAA has proven that this organization will provide you with plenty of these opportunities.
I joined AAA because it is a mission-driven not-for- profit that encourages its Team Members to drive for transformational change, maintain a work-life balance and make an impact in your community (we even get three days of paid volunteer time-off). It maintains the flexibility of running like a nimble and fun start-up, but with the resources of a 118 year old conglomerate. At AAA, your success is not contingent on how many degrees or years of experience you have; it rests on your ability to align with our strategic imperative to thrive for another 100 years. In 2017 alone, I worked alongside Team Members who prepared over 300,000 people for earthquake disasters, launched the first autonomous shuttle on public roads in America, and partnered with the largest autonomous testing facility in the world.
To me, diversity means a range of perspectives and opinions, and inclusion is the respect and integration of them to create a better self, a better business and a better community. I was born in Sri Lanka, my parents are Muslim, my immediate family lives across three continents and I grew up outside the United States. I chose to go to a college in a state that champions inclusion – Massachusetts, and then move to California, another state whose culture is built on values like diversity. I’m proud to be a Team Member at an organization that is committed to D&I, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my story.