1. Name: Amara Dumlao
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Occupation: Writer, Traveler, & Social Media Explorer
Years in Seattle: 4.5
2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?
My favorite places are the parks and the concert venues. For a single location it is hard to beat Easy Street Records in West Seattle for breakfast, music, and a surprise concert if you’re really lucky.
3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?
I discovered Seattle Works through tweets about Seattle Works Day.
4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?
For me the best meals are about good times with friends and family. I always enjoy cooking with exciting new ingredients from a local farmer’s market.
5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?
I am on the Product Design Crew at Seattle 826 and volunteer with many other organizations such as Child’s Play, The Market Foundation, and the World is Fun.
6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?
After careful consideration, I am going to say Bauhaus, Zeitgeist, and Aster.
7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?
Teamwork, metamorphosis, and mirth.
8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?
All of the above.
9. What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?
Running the phones for FIMA and the Red Cross at the Stokes shelter after Hurricane Floyd devastated North Carolina.
10. What makes someone a Seattleite?
For me being a Seattleite is about loving the city, recognizing there is always something new happening, respecting city history, and being actively involved in efforts to make Seattle even better!
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.
P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly