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Amara Dumlao is a writer, traveler, and social media explorer July 15, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 6:52 am

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.

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


3 Responses to “Amara Dumlao is a writer, traveler, and social media explorer”

  1. KC Says:


    My name is KC Owens; I’m a college student who loves to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. Personally, I think traveling is a necessary part of life as you’re exposed to all sorts of new cultures and experiences. While enjoying time abroad, I’ve found it’s crucial to fully understand the dangers that you might encounter along the way. These mishaps are part of life and certainly part of travel but it’s always a great idea to take preventive measures to help ensure your safety while abroad.

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my travel safety tips with your readers? I put a lot of time and passion into my traveling and I would love to help others by offering safety advice as a result of the mistakes and triumphs I’ve had. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

    • seattleworks Says:

      Hi KC,
      Thanks for the comment and the offer. Unfortunately our readers are not visiting this blog to read about travel, but instead volunteerism and civic engagement. Best of luck on your adventures!

  2. This is a really nice blog…
    nicely written and informative…
    well done on the article..

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