Seattle Works

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Emily Schwartz doesn’t take sunshine for granted June 10, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 8:18 am

1. Name: Emily Schwartz

    Neighborhood: Ballard

    Occupation: Financial Manager’s Assistant

    Years in Seattle: 27

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

The Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub on NW Market Street in Ballard – always lively, fun people, great food

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

I started volunteering for Hot Projects a few years ago and loved how convenient and efficient the program was!

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

Fish Tacos (Tacos Bacalao) at Agua Verde in the University District. The tacos are great on their own, but they are also served with incredible pureed black beans & green rice. There is nothing better than sitting out on the patio on a sunny Seattle day looking out over the lake with a delicious fish taco in hand!

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

I have coached CYO volleyball for elementary school girls for the past 10 years. This year I am coaching for the St. Alphonsus/St. John team! I also volunteer occasionally with the United Way of King County through my office.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Caffe Migliore downtown on the corner of 4th Ave and University St. I love that I can walk in there every morning and they know my name and my drink. I even have an account on file with them so I don’t have to break out my wallet!

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

Inspiring, Convenient, and Fun!

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Go Sounders! Enough said.

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

Seattle Works Day 2012! It was my first time participating in Seattle Works Day and it was fantastic. I was able to get about 20 of my co-workers to sign up and we had a great time at our sight and at the after party!

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

I have never met people who are more aware of and appreciative of their natural surroundings. Seattleites take no ray of sunshine for granted and take advantage of the relatively few sunny days we are granted! Even if we’ve grown up our whole lives in the Northwest, the sight of Mt. Rainier still takes our breath away.

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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