Luz Fajardo-Rodríguez

Luz Fajardo-Rodríguez

Age: 49

Spouse: —

Children: Five amazing kids: Isidro, Naila, Teresa, Salvador Jr., and Kaylee

Occupation and place of work: ESL Program Coordinator at Nuestra Casa and Quinceañera Consultant at Fashion Corner

Best thing about living in the Yakima Valley is: I have lived in Sunnyside for 30 years and the best thing is its people.

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: I wanted to be a teacher. I now teach ESL classes!

First job I ever had was: I was a Sales Representative at a local clothing store.

The most famous person I’ve met is: Kenny Rogers.

The best gift I ever received was: My five amazing children.

The best piece of advice I ever received was: “Life can be taught but never give up.”

My favorite food is: Mexican food.

One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was: Being on a national ESL report on Intercambio Uniting Communities through our ESL classes at Nuestra Casa.

If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see: The “I Have a Dream” speech.

The person I’d like to meet, sit with and talk to for an hour is: Oprah Winfrey.

I’d love to learn how to: I would like to learn how to write grants.

The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to: That was when I went to Colima Mexico.

My favorite leisure activity or hobby is: One of my favorite hobbies is to interior decorate.

If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time: One of my dreams is to visit Hawaii. That would definitely be the first thing that I would do.

The one word that best describes me is: Positive.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be: Not try to be perfectionist.

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