By Cristian Trujillo
The Rainier community has a lot of different ethnicities and cultures. Rainier students and staff members showed this by describing what community means to them in different languages.
Rainier senior Jowie Panaligan explains what community means to her in English and in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines.
Rainier senior Austin Zhen tells us what community means to him in Mandarin. In English, his answer translates as: “I feel that community is a place where you can interact with friends and comfortably talk with a diverse group of people.”
Rainier Habits, Community and Culture teacher Sazan Ghafur tells us what community means to her in English and in Spanish (below).
Rainier senior Jennifer Gutierrez explains what community means to her in Spanish and in English (below).
Rainier Assistant Office Manager Adriana Sanchez tells us what community means to her in English and in Spanish (below).
Rainier Operations Manager Lupe Trujillo shares what community means to her in Spanish. In English, her answer translates as: “Hi, my name is Guadalupe Trujillo. I am the Operations Manager for Summit Rainier. Community is at the heart of everything I do here at Rainier. I believe that if we have community, everything we do at our jobs is much easier.”