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Age 30 Place of Birth Camarillo, California Where you live Brooklyn, NY First Job Counselor, summer camp What it taught me While working at summer camp, I remember realizing that it didn’t matter if I wasn’t feeling well or wasn’t feeling into my job that day – those kids were there to have the best two weeks of their...

Age 36 Place of Birth Dublin Where you live Philadelphia First Job Selling gold-plated chains by the inch at the Ideal Home Show. What it taught me That I want my work to have meaning. I love the Immigration Center because I get to help people directly and see the impact of my daily actions, while also promoting...

Age 35 Place of Birth Tipperary, Ireland Where you live Morningside Heights First Job Handing out After Eight mints on an Aer Lingus flight, at 6 years old. What it taught me Always be nice to flight attendants, and anyone with After Eight mints. Status Married Family Mark Guma, spouse. Son Max Charles, almost 2....

Age 38 Place of Birth Lubbock, TX Where you live Westerville, OH First Job Paper Boy What it taught me Responsibility Status Married Family Wife, Laura, daughter, Julia Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. I brew beer and grow hops at home. 2. I have ridden a bicycle across the USA. I have also...

Age 39 Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois Where you live Chicago First Job Working on my grandfather’s farm in Mayo, Ireland. What it taught me To eat everything on my plate because it took hard work to get it there. Status Married Family Wife, Kelly Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. My favorite...

Age 39 Place of Birth Binghamton, N.Y. Where you live Boston, MA First Job Front desk at the Binghamton Tennis Center. What it taught me If you enjoy what you do, it doesn’t always seem like work. Status Married Family My husband, Riccardo Fantini Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. I was named...

Age 39 Place of Birth Huntingdon Valley, PA Where you live Arlington, MA First Job Part-time secretary to my mom, administrator of a 129-bed assisted living facility in Chalfont, PA What it taught me My mom was a serious business woman as the boss. However, at home, she showed her softer side as fun, loving mom. I too...

Age 38 Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York Where you live New York, N.Y. First Job Paper Route What it taught me Taught me responsibility – and the importance of being on time. Status Married Family Jennifer Ingram (spouse), Ava Reilly Ingram (daughter). Best advice you could give someone starting out When making a...

Age 38 Place of Birth Chicago, IL Where you live Chicago, IL First Job Scooping ice cream at the mall. What it taught me The customer is always right. Status Married Family Spouse, Krista, and 7 children: Cameron (14), Kaila (9), Jessica (8), Michael (7), Kristen (6), Kevin (4) and Brendan (2). Three things people...

Age 36 Place of Birth Paterson, NJ Where you live Verona, NJ First Job Cleaning industrial boilers at a hospital. What it taught me To stay in school and an appreciation of the sacrifices my parents and grandparents made to help me get an education. Status Married Family Elizabeth (wife), Finola (daughter) Three...