Every Monday, Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania will be featuring a new site staff member! Today’s spotlight will be on Susquehanna Site Coordinator, Angelica DeSantiago.

1. What would be the title of the autobiography of your life?

Coordinating Choas

2. What is one thing you can’t live without?

My morning coffee.

3. If you had unlimited time, what skill or hobby would you want to start?

I would learn to play the piano.

4. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I never saw myself working in the human service field and now I can’t picture wanting to do anything outside of it.

5. Name three things that define you as an individual.

I am outgoing, charismatic, and try to always put myself in the other person’s shoes (so to speak).

6. Who (or what) is your biggest inspiration?

My 3 children are my biggest inspiration.

7. What was one past experience that made you a stronger individual?

Becoming a mother has made me a stronger individual because it gave me the drive to provide and to be a role model that I am not sure I had before then.

8. How do you define success?

I am successful as long as my children are happy and healthy. If they can look back and smile about their childhood – that is a true success.

9. What drives you to do this type of work?

I enjoy the day to day interactions and building meaningful relationships. I think every child deserves to have a mentor and someone who they feel will never give up on them.

10. What is the best part about working at Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania?

The absolute best part of working for CIS is the relationships I have been able to build with the students. It’s the little things they do to show me they care like making me a drawing to hang in my room, shouting halfway down the hallway to say good morning to me, or giving me a hug. It provides me with a sense of purpose and assures me that my efforts are making a difference.