Excited To Be Here
Well, Hello everyone! My name is Brenda Portaro, and I am one of the new interns working in the Legislative Affairs Office. I am very excited for this experience to start, so let me introduce myself!
I am nineteen years old, and I am originally from Lima, Peru. I moved to the state of Washington at the age of eleven when I didn’t know any English. Just like my school helped me by providing me with the resources of learning a new language, I wanted to do the same for others. That is the reason why I decided to volunteer at a non-profit organization named CIELO. I helped people as a tutor for the literacy program, in the childcare center, and in the administrative area by providing knowledge of the programs that are offered.
As a student at South Puget Sound Community College, I hope to get much out of the legislative program as I want to gain more knowledge of how the legislature works. How bills get passed. I mean, doesn’t that sound exciting? I hope to be a voice, and help underrepresented groups, and low-income members of the community.