News | Sept. 28, 2020

DLA Aviation spotlights Christina Ann Treviño during Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dominique J. Shelton DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the nation every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The 2020 theme is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future.”  Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is proud to feature Christina Ann Treviño.

I am: A supply specialist in the Inventory Management Division of DLA Aviation’s Planning Process Directorate.

Describe your job: In a nutshell, I respond to distribution and supply centers, and customers worldwide that have questions or problems relating to items managed by Defense Logistics Agency.

How long have you worked at DLA Aviation? I have been working for DLA Aviation since November 27, 2017. This upcoming November will bring my total time to three years.

What is your favorite thing about working for DLA? My favorite thing about working here at DLA is that I get to work with people from all different walks of life from the warfighter to individuals from all over the world.

The theme for this month's observance is "Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future." In your words, briefly explain what this means to you? This year’s theme makes me think back to growing up and the hardships I had to endure with regards to being Hispanic, let alone being a white Hispanic. I had to deal with inside racism; however, I didn’t let this get me off course. My experiences taught me that my heritage and who I am physically (or genetically) doesn't define me. My limitations are mine and mine alone. Ultimately, I feel that having to deal with these issues as a child only helped to make me into the person I am today and for that I am forever grateful.

Tell us something unique about your heritage or country of origin. My family is from Coahuila, Mexico. Something most people don’t know about Coahuila is that it is the world’s largest silver producer and the place where the majority of Mexico’s gold is produced.

What is one thing you'd like others to know about your heritage? I don’t know how it was in other households, but in our home, it was a must that a prayer was said before every meal.

Why is it important to you that we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? I feel that it is important for us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in order to recognize those individuals who paved the way and made it possible for us to live the lives that we live today.