Category: Mentor Spotlight

Ashly Latunde

May 9, 2016 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Number of Years as BHC Member

Two

Service Site

South High School

Where were you born?

Bakersfield

Where did you grow up?

Bakersfield

What college did you attend?

Taft College and CSUB

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

Life skills and people skills

What do you enjoy most about service?

Giving back

What is your mentor philosophy?

I can make a difference in the lives of many.

Personal Motto

I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me.

Favorite Quote

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

Hero

God and my mother

Favorite Movie

Love and Basketball

Favorite Book

The Bible

Favorite Food

All foods

Favorite Restaurant

All restaurants

Ashley Cazares

March 11, 2016 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Haven Drive Middle School

Where were you born?

Bakersfield

Where did you grow up?

Bakersfield (but as a wife of a U.S. Navy officer, has lived in different places in the country)

What college did you attend?

Taft College (A.A.), attended CSUB and Southwestern College

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

Real life stuff like finances and budgeting.

What do you enjoy most about service?

The fulfillment and satisfaction of helping the less fortunate, no matter what the need is.

Personal Motto

It could be worse . . . be grateful!

Hero

The Kennedys

Favorite Quote

“Feed your faith and starve your fears.”

Favorite Movies

Pretty Woman, Fools Rush In, The Physician

Favorite Music Artists

Bruno Mars, George Strait, For King and Country

Favorite Book

Something Borrowed

Favorite Team

LA Dodgers

Favorite Food

Thai food and sushi

Favorite Restaurant

Zea’s in New Orleans

Brittney Watkins

December 22, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Sillect Community School

Where were you born?

Portsmouth, VA

Where did you grow up?

All over! I’ve lived in Italy, Scotland, Japan, Bahrain, and the United States.

What college did you attend?

CSU Bakersfield

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

The importance of interpersonal communication!

What do you enjoy most about service?

I enjoy helping others. My passion is children and this service allows me the opportunity to mentor youth. I feel I can give someone a sense of hope which is something I wished I could have had during high school.

Personal Motto

Be grateful for the little things you have because someone out there is praying for the little things you already have and take for granted.

Hero

My mother! Also, Olivia from Scandal (amazing character)

Favorite Quote

“Sometimes you make choices in life, but sometimes choices make you.”

Favorite Music Artist

Tori Kelly and Trey Songz

Favorite Players

Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant

Favorite Food

CHOCOLATE! (and Italian dishes like pasta)

Favorite Restaurant

Buca De Beppo, Roadhouse, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden

Favorite Book

China Cup Cameron and Jason and Kyra

Yani Valdes

November 16, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Community

South Kern

Number of Years as BHC Member

Two

Service Site

South High School

Where were you born?

Delano

Where did you grow up?

Wasco

What college did you attend?

Bakersfield College and CSU Bakersfield

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

Let your heart be your religion.

What do you enjoy most about service?

Impact one life, you change a world. Impact multiple lives, you change life.

Hero

My mother and peacemakers

Favorite Quote

“Be brave. To thy own self stay true.”

Favorite Music Artist

Porter Robinson/EDM

Favorite Team

LA Dodgers

Favorite Food

Veggie burgers and most vegetarian meals

Favorite Restaurant

My boyfriend’s kitchen

Book I am Reading

Eat. Pray. Love.

Julianna Frasher

July 13, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Julianna Frasher

Community

South Kern

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Ollivier Middle School

Where were you born?

Bakersfield

Where did you grow up?

Bakersfield

What college did you attend?

University of San Diego

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

You’re in control of yourself.

What do you enjoy most about service?

Seeing the people you benefit.

Hero

My grandma

Favorite Movie

The Sandlot

Favorite Book

To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Music Artist

Coldplay

Favorite Team

LA Dodgers

Favorite Food

Italian

Favorite Restaurant

Woolgrowers

Personal Motto

“Carpe Diem”

Kristine Capulong

June 8, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Kristine Capulong

Community

Santa Ana

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Valley High School

Where were you born?

Philippines

Where did you grow up?

Philippines

What college did you attend?

San Diego State University

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

The challenges you face in the real world and how to overcome those challenges and learn to find balance in life.

What do you enjoy most about service?

Helping and making a difference.

Hero

Eckhart Tolle

Favorite Movie

X-Men

Favorite Book

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Favorite Music Artist

Jason Mraz

Favorite Food

Seafood

Favorite Restaurant

Cheesecake Factory

Favorite Quote

“Faith makes everything possible. Love makes it easy.”

Eduardo Cervantes

May 12, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Eduardo-Cervantes

Community

South Kern

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Mountain View Middle School

Where were you born?

Bakersfield, California

Where did you grow up?

Lamont, CA

What college did you attend?

UC Santa Barbara

What is the most important thing they don’t teach you in school?

The importance of cultural diversity and acceptance of others different from oneself

What do you enjoy most about service?

The smiles on people’s faces

Hero

Superman

Favorite Movie

Jurassic Park

Favorite Book

Jurassic Park

Favorite Music Artist

Lana Del Rey

Favorite Food

Combination Pizza

Favorite Quote

“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” – Mewtwo

First Job

Harvesting grapes

Carissa Robles

April 21, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Carissa-Robles

Community

Santa Ana

Number of Years as BHC Member

Two

Service Site

Spurgeon Intermediate School

Where were you born?

Santa Ana, California

Where did you grow up?

Santa Ana and Lake Forest

What college did you attend?

South Coast College, Santa Ana College, and Vanguard University

What do you enjoy most about service?

Interacting with youth and instilling hope for a better future.

Hero

My mother

Favorite Team

Denver Broncos

Favorite Book

Lord of the Flies

Favorite Music Artist

Johnny Cash

Favorite Food

Mexican

Personal Motto

Don’t forget to laugh.

Lilia Zarate

March 5, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Lilia-Zarate

Community

South Kern

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Nueva Continuation High School

Where were you born?

Bakersfield, California

Where did you grow up?

Lamont, California

What college did you attend?

CSU Bakersfield

What do you enjoy most about service?

The feeling you get knowing that you made a difference.

Favorite Movie

The Notebook

Favorite Book

Something Borrowed

Favorite Food

All foods

Favorite Restaurant

All that serve food!

Personal Motto

No regrets, because at one point it was exactly what you wanted to do.

Monica Angeles

February 17, 2015 webteam Mentor Spotlight

Monica Angeles

Community

Santa Ana

Number of Years as BHC Member

One

Service Site

Sierra Preparatory Academy

What is your mentor philosophy?

Treat others like you would like to be treated – and live life to the fullest!

Where were you born?

Watsonville, California

Where did you grow up?

Northern California

What college did you attend?

Monterey Peninsula College and CSU Long Beach

What do you enjoy most about service?

Giving back to my local community and changing lives.

Hero

Mom

Favorite Food

Sushi/Asian

Personal Motto

You Only Live Once

Favorite Teams

49ers, Lakers, and Giants

Favorite Quotes

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute for experience” – Paulo Coelho

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