Name: Emily Del Toro
Favorite Subject: Spanish
Q: Please share one fun fact about yourself.
Emily: A fun fact would be that I love running and I enjoy playing sports! Including dance being one of them.
Q: Any hobbies?
Emily: I am on the DRILL team at school and dance outside of school.
Q: What are your strengths?
Emily: My strengths would be being able to have that leadership skill when it comes to wanting to have people included.
Q: Any hidden talents?
Emily: My right knee cracks whenever I bend it. (not sure if I tore something but it CRACKS).
Q: Would you say you have a more outgoing or reserved personality?
Q: Who do you look up to?
Emily: I look up to my parents because their sacrifice is what allows me to keep moving forward in wanting a better education for myself.
Q: Name one challenge you’ve faced and explain how you overcame it.
Emily: A challenge I faced was when I had knee surgery at the age of 15. It was heartbreaking for me to understand the circumstances as I was very naïve to the situation. I was and still am restricted from doing a lot of things which makes me feel left out at times but the way I overcame it was by helping others.
Q: Where do you hope to attend college?
Emily: Chapman University.
Q: What is your dream job?
Q: How did you hear about the ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program?
Emily: Through my advisor in SteppingUp.
Q: Why did you decide to apply?
Emily: I wanted to be open to different careers in order to also gain more experience.
Q: What does being selected mean to you?
Emily: Being selected to me means that I have worked very hard in order to be seen in a sense where I feel as if my dedication towards school and to the community is finally being acknowledged.
Q: What do you hope to learn at CCDFI?
Emily: I hope to gain a new experience in business. The reason is because my brother is majoring in business and whenever he talks about it I feel completely lost, so by doing this internship I hope to better understand not just my brother, but how the real business world works.
Q: What department or area sounds the most interesting to you?
Emily: I’m not too sure but I think Marketing.
Q: Anything else you’d like us to know—anything at all?
Emily: Thank you for giving many, like me, this opportunity!