When did you join NEST?
Why did you decide to join NEST?
I decided to join NEST because I knew I could gain some experience toward my social work/human service degree.
What is it about NEST that has kept you engaged with our work/mission?
Seeing clients getting the help they need when it comes to Housing stability and Housing education. It motivates me to continue helping others.
Please share a memory or story from your time at NEST.
A special memory I like to carry in my heart was when I was able to help a landlord and tenant receive rental assistance. The landlord was struggling for months to complete the UniteCT application; she came to me in tears because she was under so much pressure. I assisted her and we were able to complete the application together. After a couple of months, she sent me a thank you card explaining that she was able to get approved for rental assistance and that she was grateful for how patient and kind I was with her. She stated that it’s been a long time since she has received great customer service as she received here at NEST.
Looking forward, what are your greatest hopes for the future of NEST?
I hope NEST continues to grow in all aspects with more real estate development projects, community engagement, increased capacity, and more programs that can assist greater Waterbury.
What are 3+ things you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy dancing, going to church, and playing video games.