This week, we turn our focus to one of our new members, Jenn. Her field of expertise is Education Management. Jenn currently works at the Pacifica School District and owns her own small business. She joined our club last year and often brings her daughter Jaci to the meetings. Apparently public speaking runs in the family! Jenn was kind enough to to take time to answer some of our burning questions to help us know her a little better as a person.
1. Where are you from and what’s interesting about it?
I was born in a mountainous part of the Philippines called Baguio City and at about 5,000 ft above sea level and what’s interesting about the place I came from is the way to get there. It will take at least 4 hours of driving in a very windy zigzag road from the main land (Ed. This road is called Kennon Road).
The Banaue Rice Terraces also called Payew, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”
2. What was your fondest memory growing up?
When we were younger, my older brother, friends and I would hike up the mountain close to our home to spy on the Igorot tribes who wears Bahag refers to the loin cloth or G-string worn by male members of various ethnic groups in Northern Luzon, Philippines, particularly in the Mountain Province.
I’m not that old but I am very fortunate to be able to experience the transition of generations from tribal to technology.
3. What’s important to you?
My faith, family, and friends.
4. What do you like?
P E A C E – Pray, Eat, Arts, Charity, Entertainment (Ed: And ACRONYMS)
5. What do you dislike?
6. What do you do when you’re working?
7. What do you do when you’re not working?
“R’s”…reading, relaxing, reflecting.
That about wraps it up for our interview with Jenn. Be sure to click on the pictures of the Banaue Rice Terraces and Kennon Road. They’re spectacular! We are grateful for her wonderful world geography and history lesson and appreciate all her contributions to the club. We are also very happy that she always brings Jaci along! Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and say “Hello” the next time you see Jenn at a meeting! Although, if you happen to be wearing a Bahag from the Northern Luzon region of Philippines, she’ll probably come to say “Kumusta” to you!