October Staff Spotlight: Elsa Zapata
Elsa Zapata is known around the office as the friendliest and most outgoing assistant you will come across. Before her transition into her current role in the Technology department, she was a valuable member of the Family Violence Division, where she maintained the daily processes of the department. Elsa has earned a much deserved reputation for her willingness to learn new things and to assist anyone and everyone that might be in need of her help.
As the technology assistant, she assists the entire DA’s office in a variety of tasks ranging from new employee and intern ID’s, to trouble shooting equipment issues in courtrooms and around the office. She is always ready to take on new challenges to make her fellow staffers’ jobs easier. Even when her desk is covered with requests, and a line is forming around her cubicle, Elsa greets with a smile.
“Elsa embraces what it means to be a team player,” said District Attorney Craig Watkins. “We value her work here in the office and appreciate her consistent willingness to lend a helping hand.”
Elsa has also become a valued member of the Citizen Prosecutor Academy (CPA) faculty, creating and printing weekly powerpoints, and assisting with any technological needs of the Academy. Her voluntary role with the CPA is essential for the success of the Academy, and greatly appreciated by the CPA faculty.
James Tate, CPA creator, admires Elsa’s eagerness to assist. “Without Elsa, we would be lost. She makes our operations in the CPA fluid, and the word ‘no’ is not in her vocabulary.”
Outside of her role in the DA’s office, Elsa’s eagerness to assist is felt by the masses. At her second job at the Disney Store, she enjoys meeting with shoppers and guiding them to the perfect purchases of Disney merchandise, DVDs, and tickets to Disney World. It’s no secret Elsa has deemed Disney World as her vacation destination of choice! She goes every year with her nephews and nieces.
Elsa has a love for college football, and her team of choice is the Oklahoma University Sooners. She spends a lot of time with her siblings and her many nieces and nephews.