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Working class heroes are the backbone of America

Jeremiah Esguerra(12)

Where do you work?

“I work at Prime Time Basketball Association, otherwise known as PTBA.”

Why did you apply there?

“I grew up playing basketball there, so I wanted to help out and make money.”

What is it that you like most about working?

“I enjoy helping out the kids and watching them play and have fun.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job is to help manage sports teams within the marketing industry.”

What is your favorite thing to eat and why?

“My favorite thing to eat is pasta since it is good with many things.”

Anthony Leon(12)

Where do you work?

“I work at Vons.”

What is it that you dislike the most about working?

“The thing I dislike the most is annoying co-workers.”

How do you balance school and work? 

“I work on weekends, so work does not cut into my school time. I am able to manage them both effectively.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job is to be a registered nurse.”

What is your favorite sport and why?

“My favorite sport is soccer because I grew up playing and watching it, so it is in some way a part of me.”

Grace Park(12)

Where do you work?

“I work at Cafe Love Box.”

How do you balance school and work? 

“I always get my homework done ahead of time on the days I have work, and my boss lets me work on homework when the cafe is not busy. Anything that is left is finished at home after I come back from work.”

What is your favorite thing about working?

“Working gives me an opportunity to make money for myself, so I do not have to rely on my parents all the time. It is nice to be able to decide how and when I can spend my money, and working teaches me how to be responsible and manage it.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job is to be a global entertainment marketer.“

Where is your favorite place to go with your friends and why?

“I like to go get food with my friends and hang out at each other’s houses. I prefer staying indoors which is why it’s relaxing to just stay home and watch my favorite shows with my friends.”

Simone Yu (12)

Where do you work?

“I work as a paid intern at John Hopkins University.”

Why did you decide to work there?

“I decided to work there because I was really interested in their projects. It’s about researching technologies and the economics behind the problems behind the aging population and how we can combat these issues to make the elderly population age more comfortably.” 

What is it that you like most about working?

“I work with one of the kindest and most intelligent people I have ever encountered. I love the environment that I’m in and have learned so much over the course of 7 months. It doesn’t feel like a “job” anymore. I just love working with the people I’m with and contributing to a solution that I want to see happen for our society.”

What is your dream job?

“CEO of my own company or an international entrepreneur. I want to travel the world and experience new things.” 

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends and why?

“I love biking or hiking whenever I feel like I’m in a bad mood. Hanging out with my close friends or get matcha ice cream because I’m addicted.”

Janet Nunez(12)

Where do you work?

“I work at Crumbl Cookie.”

What is it that you dislike the most about working?

“I dislike that it suddenly gets busy when we are running out of things.”

How do you balance school and work?

“I balance it by managing my time well and putting down my schedule and doing my homework whenever I have free time.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job is being a psychologist or working in criminology.”

What is your favorite sport?

“My favorite sport is baseball because it is very interesting and nerve-racking, especially being a Dodger fan.”

Uriel Peralta (12)

Where do you work?

“I work at Workman Mill Road.”

How do you balance school and work?

“Normally, by going after school around 3 while working 4 hours each day, I still have time to finish all the assignments I need after work.”

What is your favorite thing about working?

“I like to make money and talk to my coworkers.”

What is your dream job?

“I want to be an Air Force recruiter.”

Where is your favorite place to be with your friends and why?

“Either the mall or any of their houses because it’s a lot of fun walking around shopping or just messing around playing video games.”

Lin Komaromi (12)

Where do you work?

“I work for Alphaggvrd, a camera accessory company.”

Why did you apply there?

“I applied to the Alphaggvrd because I wanted my own source of income in order to save for a car.”

What is it that you like most about working?

“I enjoy the bonds between coworkers that sometimes become good friends and the paychecks, of course.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job would be to work for a company in the Silicon Valley as a product manager, following the footsteps of a relative who works for Google.”

What is your favorite thing to eat and why?

“I enjoy eating sushi as long as it’s not spicy because there is much variety with what you can put in each roll, as well as simple dishes that are just fish and rice. It is my go-to meal because of its simplicity and variety all at the same time.”

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