Erica Lopez AbelloHow is the holiday season spent when you are a part of a large, prominent family? Veronica Antonia “Erica” Lopez Abello, daughter of Raffy and Pia Lopez Abello, shares with LopezLink the yearly traditions of her clan. She also talks about the impact of her grandparents, Oscar M. Lopez and Connie Rufino Lopez, while growing up. Erica also gives an insight into how important family bonding and unity is to the Lopezes..
Can you tell us something about your educational and professional background?
What I studied and what I do now couldn’t seem more opposite from each other. I studied BS Health Sciences in Ateneo de Manila University and went on to continue my medical studies in Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. While I was enjoying the sciences, I felt I wasn’t as passionate about it, so I decided to leave and pursue something closer to my heart.
I’ve had a pretty interesting and fun career path since then, learned many things and gained invaluable skills to where I am today. I currently work part-time as a teacher on the weekends and full-time during the week as the administrative officer for FARM Inc., a landscaping company started by my grandfather, Oscar M. Lopez, and now owned and run by my father, Raffy Abello.