We’re giving you the inside scoop on the entire WOC team with our “Meet the Team” series. This month, the spotlight is on our new Communications Specialist, Joaquín Enríquez.


Originally from Los Angeles, Joaquín is a senior at San Diego State University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations. Before joining the team, he spent time in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Joaquín’s strengths as a communicator include organization, active listening and an eye for detail. Joaquín is two-year member of Public Relations Student Society of America, with ambitions to build upon his PR experience and one day start his own sports communications firm.


What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?

Coaching soccer somewhere

What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?


Fill in the blank. “If you really knew me, you’d know ____.”

That I’m working on a suspense novel

What super power would you like to have?

Time manipulation

What would a “perfect” day look like to you?

Barbeque with my family and friends

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?

Appreciate the time you spend with others

Best vacation you’ve had?

Napoli, Italy 2004

What’s your most embarrassing moment at work?

I’m still working on that

Favorite quote?

People tell you who they are, but we ignore it because we want them to be who we want them to be.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would be cast as you?

Joaquin Phoenix

What’s your drink of choice?

Old Fashioned (double citrus)

If you were stuck on an island and could only choose 5 CDs, what would they be?

Morrissey/ The Smiths mix, Dean Martin’s Greatest Hits, The Eagles mix, Depeche Mode mix, and New Order mix.

Fill in the blank. “People would be surprised if they knew___.”

That I’m a two time combat Veteran

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Bandwagon sports fans

What tv show/movie is your guilty pleasure?

Married with Children

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

My family

Favorite line from a movie?

“They drew first blood, not me.” –John J. Rambo

Do you have an office nickname? What is it?

Not yet

What’s the best/worst gift you have ever received?

Best gift: mom Worst gift: non-functional bottle opener

What do you like to do in your free time?

I watch a ton of sports. Mostly vintage Real Madrid footage/ matches.

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