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Employee Spotlight: Jovonnie Gonzales, Senior Manager, Convenience Partnerships

September 29, 2022


Raj Prashad

#1 - Tell us about your role and journey so far at DoorDash.

DoorDash was just my second job out of college and almost everything I’ve done here has been a first. From scaling businesses to hitting sales targets to managing a team, it’s been amazing to be at a place that bets on your potential and provides opportunities to grow.

#2 - What does a day in the life at DoorDash look like for you?

No day is the same and things can change almost hourly. With high growth, it’s important to be able to adapt and iterate quickly, but that’s what makes it so exciting to be here. Overall, my day is really focused on solving complex problems. From helping my team remove any blockers to success or working with merchants directly to resolve their pain points, it’s humbling to be able to help. 

#3 - What has been your proudest accomplishment in your career?

My proudest accomplishment has been building diverse teams and helping them grow. I spend a majority of my time recruiting and developing people so it’s exciting to see them rack up wins and become ready for the next stage of their career. 

#4 - What kind of impact are you making for our DoorDash customers?

The most direct impact I’ve had on our customers has been increasing the selection of our enterprise merchants, both in convenience and the restaurant verticals. I’ve had the pleasure of scaling access to thousands of unique locations, helping offer delivery in even some of our smallest markets. Being able to give access has been the most rewarding aspect of my work. 

#5 - What has been your experience in the WeDash program?

I did a WeDash a few weeks ago at a convenience store in NYC and the experience itself was helpful in informing what we need to build to enhance our dasher experience at convenience stores. I’m bullish we’ll continue to build a best in-class experience for our new verticals. 

#6 - What ERGs are you involved in (if any) and how have they supported you at DoorDash?

I helped create Latinx@DoorDash (recently renamed Unidos@DoorDash) and served as co-chair for almost two years. Now, I continue to support as a general member. ERGs have given me an amazing sense of community here at DD. It’s been amazing to have a brave space where you can connect with people from similar backgrounds and cultures. 

#7 - Since you will be speaking on the Upwardly Global panel, could you please share how your immigrant experience has shaped you?

Culture has always been important to me. As an Iranian/Mexican American I’ve been fortunate to have a broad experience when it comes to cultural identity and appreciation for the diversity immigration creates. Outside the household I was also exposed to various immigrant experiences because my school was on the Mexican border and a large population of students were undocumented. Immigration has helped me understand unique experiences through stories from friends and family, making me more open minded to all of our amazing differences.

#8 - What do you love most about working at DoorDash, and what do you think is important for potential candidates to know?

I love being able to make a positive impact at a large scale. This is one of the rare places where you can come in with any background and experience level and still make an astronomical impact with your work. 

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