Three Minutes with Janice Arsenault

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Janice Arsenault

Office Specialist - BMCC Hermiston

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I live in Umatilla, but I worked in the healthcare industry in Las Vegas. In 2008 I lost my job, and I decided to come out here because I had family here.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

I love sushi — my newest favorite as of right now is Shiki Hibachi Sushi grill.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to ride my Harley-Davidson, hang out with friends, and sometimes just do R and R on my own and read a book.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I would think they would have more for children to do, for the size of the area.

What was the last book you read?

I’m reading “Losing Hope” by Colleen Hoover. Great books — I think this is my third I’ve read by her.

What app or website do you use most often?

I use my music app, Spotify, daily, religiously.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Belize

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

Once, after a long night of studying, I showed up at work with two different shoes on.

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

To graduate with my Associate’s Degree, apply to my surgical technician program at CBC, and hopefully get accepted. I’m only about 24 credits short of my degree now.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Completing my GED. I left my home to go work, and never completed high school. Completing my GED was the biggest step to go forward with a job and career for the rest of my life.

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