I have decided to write my profile on Sue Furtado. Sue is the founder of a nonprofit known as WAGS, or Waiting Animals Getting Support. When Sue decided to start her nonprofit to help save neglected and abused animals, her journey began as a small mission and has now become a large, community-involved experience raising thousands of dollars to help animals in need.
I am curious to interview Sue, as this journey has progressed from a passion into a work-related duty. Sue has always been passionate about animals and having rescues, but I can only imagine that founding your own nonprofit can come with consequences and hardships. Sue is truly an inspiration, and I hope to learn valuable lessons through my profiling essay regarding nonprofits to hopefully benefit myself in the future. I am also excited to learn more about the journey of helping at risk animals, as I have a rescue dog myself!
Was there a defining moment in your life when you knew that you had to become a part of something bigger such as starting a nonprofit to help save abused and neglected animals?
How did you decide that a nonprofit was the way to go?
What are the most important things to know and consider when starting your own nonprofit?
What future goals do you have for yourself and WAGS?
Is it still a passion for you, or has it become more like work?
How has this affected life with your family, friends, dog, etc.? (If any?)
What do you feel has made WAGS a success so far?
It sounds like Sue is doing incredible work and I am wondering how you met her. Are you involved in this type of work as well?
Regarding sue, I'm curious how her role changed or developed as the organization grew.
I have provisionally decided to write my profile on my pharmacist, Ginger. She teaches at URI and also supervises the interns at our retail pharmacy. She also has a family with two sons and is involved in the community. I would like to profile her because I'm impressed by her accomplishments and personal ethic. My questions would include:
Why did you decide to go into pharmacy and did you ever consider another field?
What is your focus with your pharmacy students and what other specialties are there?
What is the main thing you would like to get across to students generally and to your students specifically?
What do you enjoy doing with your family?
What is your biggest challenge balancing family life with work?
What is the best way you've found to join initiatives with other parents?
I think that your questions for Ginger are really intriguing. The stuff about family and balancing a professional career such as a pharmacist which work long, tough hours seems like a great way to humanize your profile and also show another side of them. Especially to go along with teaching, this is a lot to balance and I think that is an interesting topic to hopefully get her to talk about.
I think doing your profile essay on your pharmacist Ginger is a great idea! I always love talking to people about their experiences with school and the challenges they face or faced in college. The medical field is super fascinating to me, so I would love to read an essay like yours! I think your questions are great. They focus focus on her job and for outside life, which is also important. I believe it is important to showcase a person‘s work ethic well also showcasing their family life too, especially for readers and audiences that are interested in a particular field. My major is communication disorders, and my main goal is to attend graduate school for speech pathology. Although my field is very different from the field of pharmacy, I feel as if all college experiences have major things in common, and I would be very intrigued to read your profile essay!
I think that's a very interesting choice of subject as it is someone close to you in a professional setting. There should be some good rapport there and a solid relationship base to build from in the interview. I think your questions are good and can branch off into interesting directions. Maybe some more questions about the practice of selling medicine and how she directly effects peoples lives would be an interesting branch to explore.
Hi Erik, I think that your questions are good. Like someone else commented, I like that you're also asking questions about her family as well. I think that bringing in aspects of her work and also how she balances her work and her family life is a great route for your profile!
For my profile, I am pretty confident that I am going to interview Frank, the owner of Excellent Pizza in my hometown of Somerset, MA. I have known Frank since I was a child; my parents would call and get food from his restaurant and I would go with them to pick up, and he immediately took a liking to me and made me feel welcomed. He is also cousins with my boss, Gus, who owns his own pizza place. I know that the two of them worked together in some other places and are both from Greece, so I would like to get some details about how their working relationship had evolved over the years and why they split up to open separate restaurants.
Some of the questions I have for Frank would be, why did he decide to come over from Greece? I assume he left family and friends behind, so I would like to know his motivations for doing so. How long has he been in the industry? Owning your own place and working 7 days a week all day takes a toll, so I wonder how long he has been doing that. How has his journey that got him to here gone? I specifically want to know about the hard times if there were any and especially how he got to where he is today. What was the best and worst customer experience he has had? As an employee in the food industry, I remember the good and bad employees and I want to know some of his best and worst experiences to show the good and bad of his business. Finally, what are his goals for the future? Does he have plans of expanding and growing the business or is he getting ready to slow down and hand over the reins to his children or someone else to run the business.
Im sure Mr.Frank will be touched by your intrest to interview him and dont be suprised if you will be the first person that he will have told his immigration story to.People keep really intresting stuff to themselves that if they cared to opine to the public,they would end up with great bio.
I have decided to write my profile on my mom. She is a medical biller and has been doing that for the last 23 years. She is a very hard worker and loves her Red Sox. Not as much as me but however I would love to do my profile on her because she is the person I look up to everyday. I am extremely proud of her for all her accomplishments and the hard work she puts in.
What made you become the person you are today?
What made you become a Red Sox season ticket holder?
How did you get through times that made you feel stressful?
What made you become a medical biller?
What do you want people to remember you for?
I think that its a good idea that you are profiling on your mom because of all of her success and the amount of effort she puts into her work which has a positive impact on you.
I'm also writing about my mom, I think you have some really great questions, and you can definitely write well on someone you have that much knowledge on!
I am going to write a profile on Mr. Brighton Ateku who is the director of several work inc group homes which is part of the south shore rehabilitation. I will interview him this weekend.
My interview questions:
-what are your actual responsibilities within the organisation?
-How do you handle the preasure that comes with the job?
-What motivates you to go to work every day?
-is it more fullfilling to work as a junior staff where you started or your current duty position as a director?@
-If you where to leave this job for something else,what would it be?
I have decided to write about my boyfriend, Connor Cox. Although he is a close subject, he has interesting views on the world after living in a variety of places while growing up.
My interview questions are:
1. How did it feel always being the new kid in school?
2. Do you notice any factors of your life that you believe may have been influenced by the fact your dad was always away for work?
3. Do you feel you had more or less of an advantage in life due to your moving around as a child?
4. Can you remember an instance when you realized you were different than the average kids within your classes?
5. Do you plan on continuing to move in the future/when you have kids? Why or why not?
I am writing my profile on Richard Miller, the patriarch of the Duxbury Drama Theatre troup #355. He retired several years ago but still makes time for directing either one or two shows a year for the club and comes to the bigger events to support his protégé Darin MacFarlane.
How did your travels after college influence your decision to come back to Duxbury high school and create a drama troupe back in the 70s?
When did you know it was time to retire?
How do you feel about the drama club you created as it is now?
What drew you to theatre in the first place?
What are some of your career highlights?
I am writing my profile on Antonette Cabrel she is a police officer. In high school she helped me get a internship for my city project class. As a police officer she likes to protect and serve her community.
What made you join the police department?
How many years have you been involved in the police department?
What are your daily duties or topical day as a police officer?
What are you goals to becoming more successful as a police officer?
What attracted you to to becoming a police officer?
I decided to change the person I am writing my profile essay on, and instead I've chosen my brother. He decided that after graduating high school he wanted to pursue the marines, but mentally it was too difficult for him, and he wanted to come back home to pursue something else instead. He jumped around in different jobs, most of them involving physical activity, and hard work. Currently he wants to join the police force, and is waiting for the exam to take it, but feels strongly that this is what he wants to do.
The questions that I want to ask are:
What made you want to join the marines?
Why did you decide to pick hardworking jobs after coming home from the marines?
What made you interested in joining the police force?
Immediately after high school, what were your thoughts on what you wanted to pursue?
What made you not like certain jobs, and how did that ultimately help you decide what you wanted to do?
I decided to write my blog about my brother. I have chosen to right about him because he has been my role model since I was younger. he has accomplished so many things in his life that have inspired me to be a better person. He has achieved many things and still manages to achieve more and more every day.
1.) Why did you chose to go to Massachusetts Maritime Academy? What was your major?
2.) Why did you choose Moran Towing to be your first job?
3.) What is the toughest things you have been faced with in life?
4.) what is your biggest piece of advice to make the world your own?
5.) Out of all the places you have been, which is your favorite and why?
6.) What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced?
7.) What is the best moment of your life?
I'm not sure how I never saw this blog post, however, I chose to write my profile on a friend. I left her name out of the profile, because she didn't want her real name to be used. She had an abortion last year, and I chose to write about that, and how she overcame all of the obstacles that came along with it. Five questions I asked her were:
1. How were you feeling when you found out you were pregnant
2. What the important dates were (when she found out, when she had the abortion)
3. What her tattoo means
4. What was the process of having the abortion like?
5. How did you feel emotionally after the procedure was done?
Hey, I think this will be an interesting essay to write about. This is such a big topic that causes many uprising issues. You have some really good questions that you are going to ask your friend. I think they really do a good job with telling her story. I am curious to find out how the whole procedure happened and how she felt after it happened. I think it might be a good idea to talk about how she made such a hard decision. I think this could get into a lot of detail.
The person im interviewing is my co worker, ally. Im really curious to know more about her adventurous life. Her out look on life inspires me and i hope to inspire others with her story. some questions im planning on asking her are;
1) Why did you decide to move to Hawaii
2)How was the entire hawaii experience?
3) did traveling there ever get lonley or did you feel fulfilled?
4) what made you go back home?
Hi Caitlyn, I would wanna know if the Hawaii lifestyle gets boring or feels like it spoils the travel experience. I get from your questions that your co-worker is really adventurous and ambitious, I would love to hear how they got interested in traveling and their general views on life from their perspective. That sounds really cool.
1. What got you interested in creating writing and music?
2. What experience from your childhood has stuck with you?
3. What do you hope to do when you graduate?
4. What are you taking and doing on campus that will help you achieve your career goals?
5. What do you like most about your jobs and extracurricular activities on campus?
Brigette Pollina, my mother and also currently working in the field I want to enter as a marketing major.
1. What made you choose this field of work?
2. How did you go from being a dance major to what you do now?
3. Whats an average day at work like for you?
4. What are some of the things that made you into the person you are today, work and non work related?
5. What kind of tips do you have to people who want to also work in the marketing field?