Does Siri function as your personal assistant? Did you know BCM doesn’t use Siri? We have someone better, and his name is Christian. Christian, our front desk receptionist, came to BCM nine months ago and greets our students, parents and visitors everyday with a warm, gentle smile. Since starting, he has gone above and beyond the expectations of his job; he answers requests of program staff to fulfill small and large tasks, works as an adjunct program manager for the Lego robotics team, and is often the last staff member to leave the building, ensuring the safety of the students and staff. Needless to say, Christian has become an invaluable asset to the team.
Christian is motivated by the diversity and experience of the staff, interns and volunteers here at BCM. Having an interest in child advocacy and education, he sees BCM as a passage toward his future career in teaching. According to Christian, BCM is a place where he can converse with people from all walks of life: "I can talk with Ms. Diana who has experience in accounting. I can knock on Rolando’s door; he is a Stanford Alumni. I can kick it with the EPA Fellows who are my own age. I have access to a wealth of knowledge."
Having moved to East Palo Alto in 2010, leaving his parents to live with his sister as he finished high school, Christian longs to be reunited with his parents and prays that the strains of life aren't too heavy for his family to bear. In the future, Christian dreams of giving back to the students in East Palo Alto, the city that renewed his hope and inspired his goals.
Join us as we pray for Christian, thanking God for his commitment to BCM, and lifting up his family while he is away from them.