Hi there! My name is Vanessa Do vale. I am 18 years old and I came to the U.S from Brazil at the age of 2. I go to the John D. o’bryant, where I am an upcoming senior. I’m the captain of the soccer team and this is going to be my second year being captain. I love soccer so much that I play all year round for my school and for clubs. I love being outside and going swimming. I hate the cold so summer is always my favorite time of year.
I’m so excited for this year because this job is a dream job. I love nature and being outside in the sun so this is a great opportunity to do those things. I can even get my tan on, that’s a bonus. Although I don’t know how I’m going to feel about the face mask tan lines this year. I worked at save the harbor last year and I loved every second of it. I learned so many new skills, I can’t wait to see what I’ll learn this year. Believe it or not I used to be really shy and I would be too scared to even ask a store clerk for help. After last summer I really got out of my shell, now I’m not scared to make phone calls to make my own appointments. Gen z you know exactly what I’m talking about. I learned how to fish, hold crabs, and most importantly I learned about the history of Boston harbors. I’ve lived in Boston all my life and there was still so much I hadn’t seen or learned. Save the harbor opened my eyes to a whole new Boston.
I also made some really great friendships and memories at this job. My friend keren and I used to go to the same school for 4 years but never knew of each other. We crossed paths a lot but never met. When we started working at sth together we got to know each other and found out how close to meeting we have always been. We instantly became friends and now we are like sisters. There are so many other people that I stay in contact with from this job and is so great to meet so many new people. The best part of orientation was seeing people from last year and the new potential friendships with the new people I can’t wait for the new memories and friendships I make this year.
Catch you on the flip side