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Arleny Pimentel · RSD Parent Engagement Facilitator

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Parent Engagement Facilitator

I grew up in: 
I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City.

Husband. Daniel Egusquiza; mom, Amantina Pimentel; sister, Johanny Morel; brother, Kevin Canaan; niece, Grace DeLeon; and nephew, Austin Medina

Bachelors in Arts in English Adolescence Education

What makes you #RSD Proud? 
I’m #RSDProud because it’s amazing to see the amount of talent coming from our community. So many amazing individuals have chosen to stay here and help light up our community, and that’s so inspiring!

What takes a lot of time but is totally worth it? 
EVERYTHING! Anything worth doing takes time. Engaging with others takes time. Building relationships with others takes times. Planning events takes times. Doing your hair takes time. Everything takes time - that’s why you must make sure you are spending your life doing things that are meaningful to you, and things you are passionate about.

Who is the most inspirational person to you? // Who’s someone you really admire? 
Johanny Morel! She’s my sister, and I’m constantly inspired by her year after year. I have been blessed to have the privilege to grow up with her as my role model.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?
If I could live anywhere in the world for a year, I would choose my birthplace, the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, I left my beautiful island when I was very young, and I missed out on a lot. I would love a chance to go back and get in touch with my roots.

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
Depends. Is it the end of the night? Piano Man by Billy Joel.

Beginning of the night? Drops of Jupiter by Train

Mid-way through the night? Amiga Veneno by Zacarias Ferreira.

I love Karaoke and I have a song for everything- even if I’m really bad at it!

What are you reading right now?
I am currently re-reading one of my favorites, “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and I recommend it to everyone.

Keep shining, Arleny! 😎