This summer, we are excited to welcome Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz, our newest Marketing intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Marketing team, Atzallali will assist with research, social media, videos, events, and much more. Join us in welcoming Atzallali!
How do you pronounce your name and what does it mean?
Atzallali is pronounced “at-sah-yah-lee”. Its origin is Aztec and it means Queen of the Swans.
What is your major and where do you attend college?
I’m a rising junior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. I’m a Management & Business and Psychology double major and a Gender Studies minor.
Where are you from?
I was born in Mexico City, but I’m currently living in Waukegan, IL with my parents and my little maltese named Lady.
What’s your favorite food?
I love my mom’s posole with tostadas!
What is something interesting that no one knows about you?
In the past I have had both a squirrel and a lobster as pets. The baby squirrel followed my mom and I home one day and my dad found a a small lobster on the side of the road many years later.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
It would have to be The Middle by Jimmy Eat World. I’ve been listening to this song for a long time and it always reminds me to be happy no matter what and that everything is going to be just fine.
Who inspires you?
My parents have always been my role models. Whenever I’m unsure of what to do I always think about them. My parents have always been there for me no matter what and when I think about everything they’ve done for me, I get fired up and feel determined to keep going. They inspire me to be a hard worker, to be honest, humble, and to always see the good parts of life. Without them I wouldn’t have come this far; they’re my heroes.
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