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Irma Tello

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: L.U.N.A.
Company/Organization website: http://lunaiowa.org
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Translating personal declarations, answering phones, filing folders, data entry, and assisted in coordinating Legal Clinics. The agency recently welcomed a therapist who came every Tuesday. I was responsible for recording and confirming all of his appointments.

I accomplished...
Overcoming my fear of talking on the phone in general. Having to confirm appointments in Spanish forced me to overcome that fear extremely fast.

I learned...
How to manage my emotions during/after a meeting with a victim/survivor and at home.

Advice for others...
Do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone! Also, plan ahead and find an internship where you want to go after graduation. Networking is a wonderful thing!

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