What’s your name:

Minerva Padilla

When and where were you born:

I was born July 29, 1987 in San Diego, CA

What’s your ethnicity?

Mexican

Do you have any nicknames?

Minnie PadiCam, Minervita (My fam still calls me Minervita at 31!), Vita (Only a lucky few can call me Vita)

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

Kindergarten to 9th grade: Colegio La Paz, Tijuana

High school: Academy of our Lady of Peace (All girls high school)

 

Did a semester abroad in Paris to learn French (I learned the art of drinking a lot of wine)

Jr College: Mesa College – Attended for almost 3 years till I decided I wanted to move away from San Diego

College: San Francisco State University, BS in Kinesiology (my plan was to be a PT for the SD Chargers)

Where have you lived?

Tijuana, San Diego, Paris, San Francisco, New York

Favorite:

San Diego, I love the easy living in San Diego – the weather, being close to the beach, and being super close to my family.

Do you want to live in San Diego forever?

I love living in San Diego, but I would love to also have a place in Paris soon.

Favorite city you have visited:

My heart is in Paris. Maybe because it is also a city I spent a lot of time. I love everything about Paris from the culture to the food and just the ambiance of the city is magical.

Favorite part of your job?

The 1st consultation with the clients. I enjoy having that face to face with them and seeing the excitement in their eyes of planning an incredible trip.

Favorite Food?

Most difficult question! I love food in general. My top 5 would be pizza, pad thai, my mom’s green sauce enchiladas, my dad’s famous hamburgers, and s’mores.

Next destination you plan to visit?

I have a few trips in the next couple of months, including a friend’s wedding in Cancun and a work trip to Cannes, but I want my next long trip to be to Iceland or Finland to go see the northern lights.