Mariana is originally from California, but she grew up Freeman, South Dakota. Later, she attended the University of Sioux Falls and majored in psychology and English writing. She’s currently working on her Master’s in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. Most of her work and volunteer experience has been teaching English as a second language and tutoring English and Spanish to people from all over the world.
Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?
My role at FNB is a teller. I help customers with their day-to-day banking transactions as well as answer any questions they might have.
Q: What’s the best memory or experience you’ve had at FNB?
There are too many! But I will say during the COVID months when only the drive-up was open, we had a lot of fun, weird, busy, exhausting, and rewarding days. I had started at FNB less than a month before COVID hit. Definitely a speedy learning experience!
Q: If you could switch jobs with anyone at the Bank, who would it be and why?
There is no specific job I would switch to at the moment. Since I am new to the banking world, I would love to check out different departments and watch what Deposit Services, Loan Operations, and other departments do on a daily basis.
Q: What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I lived in South Korea for three years teaching English. From my time there, I was able to learn to read and write Korean, but speaking and understanding it was too difficult.
Q: If you had $500 to spend at any local business, where or what would you spend it on?
On Coffea coffee! I’d buy coffee and coffee beans for other people.