Laura Jara

Building Beautifier


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Phone | 212-665-2504

Office Hours | Mo 6am-1:30pm, Every other Wed 8am-2pm, Thu 6am-1pm, Fri 8am-2pm


What do you do at Advent?

I make all our spaces clean and beautiful.


Why do you do what you do?

I like to see the results of my work: a place that looks clean and beautiful.


Why Advent?

Because everyone at Advent, as long as I have worked here, is so nice. It's a community. We help each other and support each other.


Talk to me about . . .

Cooking, television, ensebollado, ceviche


When not at Advent, you find me . . .

Cooking at home, spending time with my family, hosting family at home, relaxing in Central Park, or going to Six Flags

Laura Jara has served longer on our staff than any current staff member — over 20 years. For all that time she has kept our premises beautiful and clean. Laura lives here in the Upper West Side, and enjoys music and spending time with her family.


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