Application Development Consultant since 2013
Country of origin (or family’s country or origin):
- City University Cass Business School of London, MBA
- Cornell University, BA Russian and Soviet Studies
Clarocode Company LLC
Fllory is passionate about bilingual education and technology. She has focused on identifying opportunities to enhance and expand the custom business software of many companies, and to expand a company’s outreach to the wider Hispanic market. Her diverse career path includes working in NYC with Latino immigrants as a training specialist, managing human resources activities in large corporations, developing Spanish educational programs for preschools and elementary school, and utilizing e-learning as a transformative educational technology.
Who inspired me?
My father—Marcos German Correa—has been my inspiration to pursue my dreams and persevere with humor and good faith despite any obstacles that might present themselves. He was born in Ecuador to a single, uneducated mother in 1939, and by default became the father and decision maker to his 5 younger brothers and sisters. At the age of 4 he began working, hawking newspapers on buses and in the streets of Quito, and by the age of 10 was fortunate to have discovered a love and a proclivity for working skillfully with horses. He was mentored by a young doctor, who encouraged him to take correspondence courses through which he learned English and completed other aspects of his education.
My dad came to America in the 60’s, and worked as a jockey and as a horse trainer at the Belmont Park race track in New York. However, he always dreamed of starting his own business, and within a few years had started the Mineola Driving School. He used these humble beginnings to bring all of his siblings and his mother to the United States, for a better life and education, forever changing their lives, and their children’s lives. Though no longer alive, I am thankful for his students and friends who tell my family about the impact he made in their lives. I hope to have a similar impact on others.
Coral Cantigas. Washington, D.C.’s premier latino chorus. Member.
Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia Board Member 3 years
Why am I involved with the HYF of Northern Virginia?
I have long been an active participant in different community programs supporting the professional, educational, and economic development of Latino people. Whether educating parents about the importance of bilingualism, teaching English as a Second language, providing community interpretation, or organizing cultural celebrations or Spanish playgroups, the core has always been about serving the Latino community. Joining HYF, with its inspirational goal of recognizing outstanding Latino teachers, seemed like a natural extension of this service.