CJL Employee Luisa Bautista Appears on the Today Show!
Dietary aid Luisa Bautista made an appearance on the popular Today Show with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush, where she was awarded a $60,000 scholarship from the Sandberg Goldberg Foundation! Needless say, Luisa was both surprised and excited. “This feels like a dream,” exclaimed Luisa upon hearing the news, with her mom and best friend by her side as well as millions of viewers. “Getting accepted to Boston College has been a dream. I never thought it would have been possible to get to this point, but dreams really do come true. You just have to believe and have faith.”
Luisa and her friend Cindy Cuellar were asked to be on the show when producers heard how hard the girls worked upon coming to this country. Both got into college this past spring; Luisa was accepted at Boston College and Cindy will be attending Boston University. Luisa, who works part time in food service, likes interacting with the residents. “Working at Chelsea Jewish Lifecare has brought me much happiness,” said Luisa. “I truly enjoy helping the elderly.”
“Luisa does an amazing job here in Peabody,” remarked Sally Little, Food Service Manager on the Peabody campus. “She is so warm and kind to our residents, while inspiring her co-workers to go above and beyond every day. We are lucky to have Luisa here.”
With goals such as majoring in criminal justice and political science, attending law school, and becoming a prosecutor specializing in domestic abuse, Luisa is setting the bar very high. However, everyone who knows her has no doubt she will achieve all this –and more. Congratulations Luisa!