CareerBridge Student Bios by Mateen Rahimi

By Faith Network of the East Bay | August 2nd,2016



(Taken from the CareerBridge summer newsletter edited by CareerBridge intern Mateen Rahimi.)

Shavon is an eighteen-year-old who loves doing her hair, reading, babysitting, and working. She graduated from Ralph Bunche High School this year and will be attending Laney Community College in Oakland in the fall. In the future she plans on attending a four-year university after the completion of two years at Laney. In her free time Shavon likes to hang out with her friends, which is also why she loves interning for the culinary program, because her friends are doing it too! Shavon’s friends describe her as funny and outgoing.

Deshawn is an eighteen-year-old who works at the Ralph Bunche Culinary Program. In his free time he enjoys playing football and basketball for fun. He is a very creative worker and likes solving problems. In the future he plans on running a business of some sort.


Tai’Lynn is a seventeen-year-old who lives in Berkeley. She enjoys hanging out with her cousins. Currently Tai’Lynn is working at the Ralph Bunche Culinary program and specializes in marketing. She enjoys learning about business in the program.

Lakhiyah is eighteen years old and one of her favorite activities is cooking. She works in the preparation and delivery department at Bunches ‘Maican Lunches. She also covers as backup chef for her fellow colleagues when they’re absent. She loves her job because she enjoys cooking for fun. In the future, Lakhiyah plans on attending either Laney or Merritt Community College and then transfer to a university to study pediatrics.

Isiah is seventeen years old. His favorite activities are basketball and videogames. He says that working at Bunches ‘Maican Lunches has taught him several important skills required to operate a business. One specific piece of advice that he mentioned was, “You have to spend half of your time making your product while improving it and the other half of your time in marketing in order to be successful.” His favorite part of working at Ralph Bunche is learning all the important entrepreneurship intel.


Hello everyone. This summer, I’ve been the CareerBridge journalist and editor. I am a seventeen-year-old who was born in San Ramon at John Muir Hospital. I currently live in Walnut Creek and next year I will be attending Northgate High School as a senior. In my spare time I love hanging out with my friends, watching movies, and working out. This is my first summer interning at Faith Network thru CareerBridge and I think it has really helped me become a much more organized person so far. I really enjoy getting to meet a lot of interesting people while conducting interviews and I have improved my writing skills while working here as well. Later on in life I plan on going to California Polytechnic University to study mechanical engineering after completing two years at Diablo Valley College. I am an ambitious, fun-loving student who will always try to make a good difference in the world.