Ryan Bailon - Teacher's Team
Birthdate: June 1
Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering
Job Experience: I work in the Information Systems dept of a biotechnology company. I work as a Business Systems Analyst, providing software solutions for the company.
Future Goals: I'd like to continue volunteering to help others and to give back to my community. One of my goals is to volunteer with the Peace Corp.
Previous Volunteer Experience: I'm quite new to volunteering, but I've participated in a food drive and served food to the homeless in the past.
What I Enjoy About Volunteering With CDD: Teaching with CDD has been a wonderful experience. I'm meeting so many people from different backgrounds with varied life experiences. The students are very enthusiastic about learning, and have been very open and welcoming. One rewarding moment that sticks in my mind was on the first day; so many students shook my hand at the end of class and told me that they were very appreciative of the work that we're doing. I wanted to teach to help improve my public speaking and other soft skills, but I feel like I'm learning so much more.
How Do You See This Volunteer Work Advancing Your Career or Affecting You In Some Other Way? In terms of my career, this experience is helping me improve my public speaking and communication skills, and helping me gain more confidence as a leader. More importantly, however, having this volunteer experience is helping me appreciate my life more. I want to continue to be a part of the driving force that helps others improve their lives.
Additional Comments: It's been a memorable experience being a part of such a meaningful organization.