Kally Recinos

Kally Recinos

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Capital One

Sterling, VA USA

Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone.


My road in life has taken me all over.
Completed HS with honors and had a full year of college paid for my first year to study Pre-med in Christopher Newport University.
After leaving the nursing program, I moved to Texas and thought I would figure out what I wanted to do there.
Towards the end of the year at CNU I realized medicine wasn't my passion so I transferred to George Mason to study Nursing.
I continued to work as a teller for Capital One. I had already been working with Capital One 2 years. In Texas, I was promoted 3 times and was succeeding in the branches as a Banker.
I worked hard to get into GMU's Nursing Program, which I did.
After 3 years of being a Banker, I realized I wanted to do more and progress in my career so I landed the job as an Administrative Assistant for Capital One Headquarters.
While in the Nursing Program I realized I wasn't cut out to be a nurse and I couldn't picture myself being a nurse for the rest of my life.
I am able to do all the things I always wanted to do as an Admin. I help others, I bring joy to others, I organize events, I have a flexible schedule and I organize volunteer events.


Sr. Administrative Assistant

Manage calendars for a VP and 2 Directors for the Audit Department. I coordinate team meetings and team building events.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

Respond to emails, coordinate with other admins to schedule meetings, solve for calendar conflicts for three calendars (1 VP and 2 directors), plan for future fun events, attend meetings.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"My discouragement came from watching my family struggle and I not being able to help because I wasn't working financially because I was a full time student."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant