Seattle Works

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Sol Villarreal enjoys volunteering with the Washington Bus October 22, 2012

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 7:00 am

1. Name: Sol Villarreal

    Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

    Years in Seattle: 5

    Occupation:  Mayor’s Office staffer

2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?

Definitely one of the parks, but it’s tough to choose between Cal Anderson, Volunteer, Myrtle Edwards, Discovery, and Seward.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Meeting Tara when I first started at the Mayor’s Office and being impressed by her drive and by the Seattle Works mission.

4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?

Dinner at Tilth with my fiancee as part of her first birthday in Seattle.

5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?

I help out with the Washington Bus whenever I can–I’m really passionate about getting more young people involved in local politics.

6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?

Victrola on 15th…but City Grind (in the lobby of City Hall) is a close second.

7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?

Fun, meaningful…and @voluntara.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

None of the above personally, but I’m glad we have all three, and I’d love to see a new Sonics arena too.!

9.  What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?

Volunteering on the Obama campaign in 2008–it showed me that I could use my unique skill set to make a meaningful political impact as a volunteer, and that realization completely changed my life.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Living within the geographic boundaries of the city; or, alternatively, answering “Seattle” when someone asks where they’re from.

This weekly 10 question profile is Seattle Works way of highlighting and saying THANK YOU to all that our volunteers, leaders, community partners, board members, committee members, etc do for our community! We’re asking the same 10 questions to various Seattle Works participants as a fun way to feature the different ways to be involved with Seattle Works and in Seattle.

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P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.


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