Seattle Works

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Monique Aldred is a diehard bibliophile June 3, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 7:46 am

1. Name: Monique Aldred

    Neighborhood: Magnolia

    Occupation: Domestic Goddess

    Years in Seattle: 2

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

The Central Library. It is such a beautiful building. Plus I am a diehard bibliophile. I don’t understand these kids today with their new-fangled e-books and Kindles and what not!

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Volunteering at SWANK last year. I had such a great time and met so many amazing people that I decided to become a Project Coordinator with Seattle Works.

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

The best meal in Seattle is the fried chicken roulade with bacon mousse filling at Local 360 in Belltown. It is topped with a sunny-side up egg and served with cheesy grits and braised kale at Local 360. Need I say more??? Stop reading this and go order it!!! It will change your life. P.S. Everything else on their menu is delicious too.

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

I’m a member of the Seattle Ladies Choir, which is on its way to becoming a non-profit organization. (It is quite a long process!)

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Bedlam in Belltown. The staff is great and the drinks are delicious!

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

Inspiring, life-changing, and FUN.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

I’m a football fan, but I must root for my home team. Go Chargers!

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

My first volunteer experience was with Habitat for Humanity in Baja California when I was a teenager.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

You have to wear a lot of plaid, drink TONS of coffee, and own new gadgets as soon as they come out. Also you have to responsibly recycle your old gadgets every 5-6 months. You have to know about vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/gluten-free/raw diets. And composting. *If you’re a man, you also have to grow a beard that would put a lumberjack to shame.*

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


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