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Kathleen VelasquezKathleen Velasquez

Dunham & Associates
Securities Operations Specialist

When you were 10 years old, what were your career aspirations?
I wanted to be a doctor, a senator, and a pop star. None of those panned out but hey! I was 10 years old.

What's your favorite part of your job?
Being able to discuss the public markets in my spare time with my colleagues.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement would probably be spelunking in a cave in Santa Cruz called “Hell Hole” Cave. I was out of shape and had never done spelunking in my life, so it was both terrifying and exciting. I went with friends but squeezing through tiny holes that barely give you room to breathe and carefully lowering yourself down a 90' rappel is definitely not for the faint of heart.

What talent would you most like to have?
Honestly, I constantly wish to improve myself in every way that I can't narrow it down to one thing.

What trip or hobby delighted you in the past year?
I went on a road trip to Portland and Crater Lake. Portland was an amazingly vibrant, artsy city, whereas Crater Lake was beautiful. Pictures did not do it justice. We also passed by Mt. Shasta on the way north.

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