Megan Borrell
Mira Mesa Degreed Nutritionist

What is your favorite color?

Light pink

What is your favorite season?

Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

Elementary School: The Killers

High School: John Mayer

College: Young the Giant

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

Maps

Calendar

Spotify

What good book would you recommend?

The Daily Stoic

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

Little Fires Everywhere

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?

Bali

What is your favorite quote?

Treat others how you want to be treated

Mindy Sapilewski
North County Area Supervisor

What is your favorite color?

Green

What is your favorite season?

Summer

Favorite band and musician when you were in school?

Madonna

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

I would like to fly to get to places quickly without traffic and to see the world from above.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

Facebook, Weather App and Healthy Living App

What good book would you recommend?

The Road Less Traveled

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

Chicago PD

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?

Jacques Cousteau because I am a water person and find his discoveries very fascinating

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?

All parts of Hawaii

What is your favorite quote?

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

Isabel Chacon
North Park WIC Nutrition Assistant

What is your favorite color?
Navy Blue

What is your favorite season?
Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
Aerosmith & Dixie Chicks

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation, so I can travel the world

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

Facebook, Maps & Calendar

What good book would you recommend?
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
Younger

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?

Caroline Kennedy. I’ve always admired how strong, accomplished & what a classy individual she is.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
Asheville, NC. Looks just like a Hallmark movie

What is your favorite quote?

“I would rather have 30 mins of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special” 

Marcy Dugger
Escondido RD Supervisor

What is your favorite color?
Orange

What is your favorite season?
Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
Til Tuesday

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
I have all the superpowers I need already.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

Libby, Collage Maker, Google maps

What good book would you recommend?
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
Yellowstone

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
Mr. Rogers due to true love when I was 4 years old

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
Grand Canyon

What is your favorite quote?

“Not my Prob Llama”

Brenda Reynosa
Director, San Diego WIC Dietetic Internship

What is your favorite color?

Rainbow-how can I possibly pick one?!

What is your favorite season?

Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

I’m assuming you mean high school, so Three Dog Night

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

The ability to make everyone work and play well together-‘nuf said.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone,

what would they be?

Lyft, Alexa (so I can ‘drop in’ and video chat with my 95 year old dad),

24 Go (my gym app)

What good book would you recommend? 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

Cold Case Files

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?

Jesus-He was nonjudgmental, wise and compassionate.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited? 

Jersualem

What is your favorite quote? 

 ‘When it’s too tough for everyone else, it’s just right for me.’

Jenniffer Limias
Chula Vista WIC Nutrition Assistant

What is your favorite color?

Fuchsia

What is our favorite season?

Summer 😀

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

Hillsong

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

Be able to go back in time and hug my love ones that are no longer here <3

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be? 

WhatsApp, Maps, and Messenger.

What good book would you recommend? 

The Diary of a Young Girl; Anne Frank

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

No TV show, but a few cartoons in episodes 🙂

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why? 

Cesar Chavez (American Labor Leader) I would like to thank him for his hard work /charisma. I will ask him if he could give me a little of his vision and strength to continue his work to help families in need.

What is your favorite place you have ever visited?  

Highway 101 California

What is your favorite quote?

“When life gets too hard to stand, kneel”

Analia Garcia
Escondido Degreed Nutritionist

What is your favorite color?

Green

What is your favorite season?

Spring

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

The Cure

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

Instill lasting “LOVE” in everyone, this would make the world a better place to live in.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

maps, health, HauteLook (shopping site)

What good book would you recommend?

None at the moment

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

“Kobra Kai”

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?

Cleopatra, I love to know what it was like to be a ruler of Egypt and a pharaoh.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?

Jamaica

What is your favorite quote?

“I learned to love my son without wanting to possess him and I learned how to teach him to teach himself” – Maya Angelou

Katy Schmitz
Quality Assurance Manager

What is your favorite color?

Blue

What is your favorite season?

Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

Elementary school – Madonna

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

To teleport, because I (usually) hate taking the time to get places.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

So hard to only choose 3! Google, Find My (so I can track my kids), Duolingo

What good book would you recommend?

A Man Called Ove

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?

The Umbrella Academy, Season 2

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?

Emmeline Pankhurst (British suffragette) because she was one strong woman who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?  

So hard to choose!!!!  Orcas Island, Washington

What is your favorite quote?

 A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

Diana Vergara Rodriguez
Spring Valley Degreed Nutritionist

What is your favorite color?
blue like the playground

What is your favorite season?
summer pool days

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
all musicians are more artistic than I, so I can like all and everything they sing

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

flying, why? it’s the perfect excuse for always having a bad hair day

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
youTube music, Camara, Grammarly

What good book would you recommend?
anything is written by Scott Westerfeld if you like science fiction

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
Gray’s Anatomy, the twisted sisters are the definition of friendship goals.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
Cesar Chavez, to ask about empowerment, and strategy for unity.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
San Diego Avenue across San Diego International Airport, the best spot for airplane watching in the whole city.

What is your favorite quote?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mayra Pacheco
El Cajon WIC Nutrition Assistant

What is your favorite color?
Red

What is your favorite season?
Autumn

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
The Cure

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
To have magical healing power, so that I could heal those who are sick.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
Instagram, Whatsapp and Wells Fargo

What good book would you recommend?
Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
Rupaul’s Drag Race

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
Jackie Kennedy, so I could ask for fashion advice. I LOVE the ways she used to dress!!

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
Disneyland, that‘s why it’s called the happiest place on Earth!

What is your favorite quote?

“You are Kind. You are Smart. Your Important”

Leonel Gradillo

El Cajon Degreed Nutritionist

What is your favorite color?
Black.

What is your favorite season?
Fall.

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
Johnny Marr.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
Infinite energy (without crashing), so I can keep completing non-stop personal and professional goals.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
YouTube, Chrome, Instagram.

What good book would you recommend?
Joyland- Stephen King.

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
Dark.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
Neil Peart. I would enjoy listening to his characteristic anecdotes and musical experiences.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
Scotland.

What is your favorite quote?

“Dream as if you‘ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

Stephanie Carrillo

Chula Vista BF Peer Counselor

What is your favorite color? 

Black

What is your favorite season?

Fall

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

New Kids on the Block

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why? 

Fly, it would be cool.

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be? 

IG, FB, and WhatsApp

What good book would you recommend? 

The Hunger Games

What TV show have you recently binge-watched? 

That 70’s Show

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why? 

Cesar Chavez, his calm and peaceful approach to problems were inspiring

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?

Puerto Vallarta, MX

What is your favorite quote?

“Dream as if you‘ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

Perla Beltran
Program Support Coordinator

What is your favorite color?
Pink

What is your favorite season?
The beginning of Summer, not the end.

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?

Pearl Jam

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

Mind Control, I could get a lot of things done at home 😉

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
iTunes YouTube, Amazon

What good book would you recommend?
Dracula –  Bram Stoker

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
The Boys, 2nd Season

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
Ella Fitzgerald, I would love to hear her sing live!!

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
Peru

What is your favorite quote?

“No mud, no lotus” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Lou Ann Shannon
Chula Vista RD Supervisor

What is your favorite color?
Blue

What is your favorite season?
Summer, for sure.

What was your favorite band or musician when you were in school?
The EAGLES the best band of all time.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

If you can only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
my bank, Facebook and Yousician.

What good book would you recommend?
Harry Potter books series.

What TV show have you recently binge-watched?
I‘m binging Grey’s Anatomy.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose, and why?
I would like to meet is Barack Obama (future historian). I think he is a nice family man and he really cares.

What’s your favorite place you have ever visited?
(hard to choose) but I think Kauai is so beautiful and my husband went with me.

What is your favorite quote?

I have 2 favorite sayings: the first is the only sure thing is change and the second from an old Eagles song.