Name: Ashley Alaniz-Moyer
Company: Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Role: Executive Director
- What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?
I moved to Austin almost 7 years ago to be with my fiancé (now husband), Billy Moyer, and two weeks later I had a job offer.
- How did you get connected to AYC?
This one, again, I have to give credit to my husband. When I first moved to Austin, he encouraged me to attend an AYC Speaker Series event with Capital Metro. At the time I didn’t know MoPac and Loop 1 were the same thing, but I remember walking away being really impressed with the speaker and the quality of people I met. I went to a few events here and there but officially became a member in 2015.
- What are you involved with in AYC AND what is your favorite part of AYC?
I love that AYC brings together individuals from various industries. Coming from the non-profit sector, I am motivated by the passions of my colleagues in various organizations. It’s so great for me to see that passionate, community-minded people are not limited to the non-profit world. I currently serve on the FAVE committee and am helping plan the upcoming summit. Be sure to save the date for Friday, February 16, 2018 at The Westin-Domain! #shamelessplug
- Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?
If I’m in town, you’ll most likely find me making breakfast tacos at home. I’m a morning person and like to start my day early—even on the weekends. The day is halfway over by the time brunch starts!
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
I really enjoy travelling and being able to teleport would make the annoyances of travelling much more enjoyable. No more security, delayed flights, or forgetting my cell charger at home. Plus, I could teleport to my parents in DFW and hang out with them anytime!
- If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?
Umm, Rachel Ray? I hate cooking so I wouldn’t mind a friendly chef for a neighbor.
- If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?
My definition of a “good time” has changed with age. I’d start off the weekend with some self-care and pampering with mani/pedis at Lacquer.
- If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?
I really enjoy my work so you probably won’t ever find me playing hooky for no reason. However, I do love to travel. If I’m not in the office, check my Instagram and you may find me exploring some interesting city.
- When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
I get to play fairy godmother to so many Central Texas students. My role at the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium allows me to work with nearly 200 students annually and provide them scholarships, leadership development opportunities, and mentoring relationships.
- What technology could you not live without?
A hair straightener. I’m not sure how we managed Texas humidity before them…
- Who inspires you?
My mom. I consider myself lucky to have such a strong woman for a mother. She was a #BossBabe decades before hashtags were a thing.
- What is your proudest accomplishment?
Completing my MBA with Concordia University Texas.
- If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
Dallas-Fort Worth – to be closer to my parents!
- I want to learn how to…?
Flawlessly paint my nails with my left hand.
Soup or Salad? Salad
Indoors or Outdoors? Indoors with a great view of outdoors
Winter or Summer? Summer
Tea or Coffee? Neither
Beer or Wine? Neither. Put me down for some Tito’s.
Mountains or Beach? Beach