By Roadtrip Nation

Regina Andino



My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in the Bronx by my mother—my father wasn’t around for much of my life.
My first job was working at a golf course, where I realized early on that I really enjoyed being of service to others and was actually sought after for those positions.
From there, I utilized my network to find a job as a personal assistant, which was great until my boss asked me to manage her personal expenses—I realized I needed to step back and learn those skills.
I attended Year Up’s workforce development program in financial operations but got an internship in IT QA.
It wasn’t my area of expertise but I relied on my confidence and support network to succeed.
At Year Up, I realized that the skills I developed as the oldest of four siblings in a single-parent household could translate to marketable job skills, like record retention and asset management.
Halfway through the program, I found out I was expecting, so I took a short break to have my baby before going back to school.
After completing my internship, I landed a full-time position at JPMorgan Chase as a senior administrative assistant and eventually moved up to a senior executive assistant position.
Keep following my journey


High School
Year Up


Senior Executive Assistant

I am an executive assistant, providing high level support to the CEO.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

There’s never really a typical day. There’s no telling what kind of tasks I might be expected to manage on a given day. Over all, I am responsible for making sure my executive is working at their most optimal level and has everything they need to be fully efficient.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Problem solving, multitasking, and time management skills are essential.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Hands-on experience is valuable in this field. I suggest shadowing or providing coverage for a local assistant.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You can't do it."

Challenges I Overcame

Mental Health Issues

Interviewed By

Opp Youth Roadtrip