Meet the Intern: Iris Santos
Iris Santos started with Chelan Fresh in the fall of 2015 as part of the Chelan Fresh/Chelan High School mentorship program. She came every day as part of her high school curriculum and assisted with projects in our accounting department.
After graduation she has continued to work every summer for Chelan Fresh and never hesitates to take on a new project. We applaud Iris’s continued hard work and determination both in the classroom and at Chelan Fresh.
Where are you from?
I was raised in Chelan and most of my family still lives here.
What school are you attending?
I am attending Eastern Washington University.
What is your major?
My major is Social Work with a minor in Children's Studies and Spanish.
What skills do you want to gain from this experience?
Some skills I want to gain from this experience are self-reliance and tact.
What are your goals after graduation?
If all goes as planned, after graduation I hope to be able to travel before I prepare myself to return to EWU to obtain my Master’s degree in Social Work.
What extracurriculars are you involved in and why?
I have not been involved in much my first 2 years at EWU, but as soon as I return I want to join MEChA to expand my knowledge on promoting Chicano unity and empowerment. I also want to do more volunteering at a high school in the Spokane area as a mentor for at-risk youth.
What are you most passionate about learning — personally or professionally — and why?
Ever since I had the opportunity to be a mentor in high school, I fell in love with the idea of learning more about mentoring and how having a mentor can make a huge impact in one’s life. Which made me realize how much I love working with my community and helping others.
Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our company is located?
I would like to live in this community because I think it’s a perfect place to settle and start a family. This community is great at coming together and being there for one another.