Three Minutes with Xochilt Juarez

Xochilt Juarez

Teacher at Rocky Heights Elementary

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I moved to Hermiston about 20 years ago because my parents wanted us to have more opportunities.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

My favorite place to eat at currently is La Palma. (I enjoy Mexican food!)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

During my spare time I like to spend it with my family or at home with my dog.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

What surprises me about Hermiston is how much the population has grown and how diverse it has become.

What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom.

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

It is between Pinterest or Instagram. Pinterest is one I use now that I am a teacher. I can find ideas for my class or inspirational quotes to get me through the week. On Instagram, I like seeing everyone’s updates — friends having babies, graduating, what my family who live far away have been up to, etc.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

If I could travel anywhere around the world I would have to say Europe. I would love to try the food in Europe, visit the most beautiful destinations and just create new memories.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

The funniest thing that has ever happened to me (well, embarrassing) would probably be falling in front of a lot of people and pretending I was looking for something.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

One of my goals for the next 12 months is to go back to school for my master’s degree.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is being the first in my family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and being a teacher today.

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