Name: Adriana Peralta
Supply Chain General Auxiliary
Where do you work? What do you do?
I’m a bag operator on the SCHAAF line at the Vallejo Biscuit Manufacturing Plant, Mexico City. I oversee the production line: I ensure products have the correct weights and that they meet certain specifications. I also manage maintenance needs. When the lines start, I make sure everyone is following our process. My job prevents setbacks.
Tell us about your journey.
Growing up, I worried about what I could do with my life. I was always quiet. My parents thought it was strange, so they tried to find lip-reading classes. Being able to communicate was my dream. However, it was difficult. There were just too many words I didn’t know.
What did you do then?
I used to sell fruit at the market. One day, I met a man there who asked me if I knew Sign. I didn’t, really. He said he could get me a job at a factory. I didn’t even know what that was. I’d never been in one. He insisted that I give myself the opportunity to try new things. There, I met new people with interesting stories who helped me and taught me new things. There were also other deaf people who taught me Sign, and so I stayed.