Karina is a janitor from El Salvador who works a partial job at SCU. She is an ambitious woman, who is taking the ESL classes because she wants to achieve a higher position at work. Her charisma has charmed everyone in the class and her inspiring story reminds us that it is never too late to pursue a dream.
Karina and her tutor Katie, have become a dynamic duo through ESL. They are more than just partners for the English classes; they have built a long lasting friendship. During our group sessions, both are constantly chatting and laughing, almost in a teasing way, as if they were partners in crime. It is gratifying to see how ESL has brought these two amazing people so closely together.
What is more, last week Karina suggested that we should all go eat Pupusas. Pupusas are similar to wheat tortillas, only thicker and filled with beans, meat, or cheese, typical from El Salvador. Her idea inspired me to make an "Appreciation Event" next Friday. At 4pm volunteers and workers will meet up in "El Águila" to get some real Salvadorian Pupusas. This will be a great opportunity for Karina to share a bit of her culture with us. We are all excited to hear more about her life growing up in such a beautiful country, and to be able to share this delicious dish with her.
- Melanie Vezjak
ESL on Campus PC