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FTUIY Episode #27: Xochitl Morales

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

Xochitl Morales has undergone an inspiring evolution in her career, from law to nonprofit case manager to manufacturing supervisor. In a recent Finding the Unicorn in You podcast interview, she gave insight into her journey of personal growth and passion for helping vulnerable communities.

An Unconventional Path:

Xochitl was initially on the stereotypical path to law school. However, she realized this career pursuit was based more on external pressures than her true interests. After a period of soul searching, she pivoted into social services roles instead.

The Power of Adaptability:

A key strength Xochitl leverages is her ability to adapt quickly to entirely new industries and responsibilities. Though intimidating at first, she thrives when pushed outside her comfort zone. This agility has enabled her varied career.

Finding Her Dream Job:

Xochitl landed her dream role coordinating services for immigrant families. She helped community members access critical resources. Though politics eventually soured the position, she remains grateful for the experience.

Learning to Move On:

Xochitl stayed at the nonprofit job too long, not realizing her needs were no longer being met. With support from loved ones, she recognized when it was time to move on for her mental health and growth.

Unicorn Lesson:

The main takeaway from Xochitl's journey is the importance of listening to your needs and values when making career decisions. Don't stay stuck somewhere that is no longer nurturing your potential. Embrace change courageously when it's time to spread your wings.


Xochitl Morales demonstrates inspirational integrity, empathy, and an ability to reinvent herself. By boldly following her interests, she has uncovered her strengths while making a difference for others. Xochitl's story empowers us to stay true to our inner unicorns.

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