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Gabriel Papa Tells (almost) All

October 2, 2011

Gabriel PapaGet to know our newest member a bit better. Gabriel Papa, who was sponsored by David Vo, answered the Blogle’s probing questions.

What would you choose for your last meal?
Chicken Parmesan on a bed of Linguine Noodles topped with Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce. Choice of Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread.

Why did you decide to join Rotary?
I had a wonderful four-year experience while in Rotaract at Whittier College. Working closely with the Rotary Club there encouraged me to continue my service and join Rotary in Santa Barbara.

What are one or two things you hope to do as a Rotarian?
1. Establish a lasting community service project
2. Recruit new members to the club

Name three of your accomplishments that not everyone knows.
1. Sang for Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
2. Served as an intern in Washington, DC for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
3. Being elected the youngest and longest serving student body president in Whittier College history

Where did you go to college?
Whittier College, Class of 2011

What did you study in college?
Business Administration – Management & Finance
Leadership Studies – Philanthropic Giving
Political Science – Public Law & Policy

What’s your favorite part of your job?
As a business banker, my favorite part of the job is meeting with clients at their places of business and learning about the good work they do everyday.

Cats or dogs?
Both! I can’t wait to have my own place where I can have pets.

Best book you’ve read this year?
The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

Magazines you subscribe to?
Fortune, Economist & Honolulu Magazines

What’s one financial tip you’d give to your fellow Rotarians?
Save when necessary and give when possible.

What’s one financial tip you’d give to high school students?
Know your limitations and explore all possibilities when it comes to credit cards and student loans.

What’s your favorite currency?
My favorite currency would have to be the French Pacific Franc. I have fond memories of traveling to Tahiti and I enjoy the vibrant colors and images on the paper francs.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2011 9:55 AM

    What a great new member. Gabriel joins both Dennis Johns and I as past residents of Whittier. (Unfortunately, Dennis attened the appropriately maligned California High while I was honored to attend Whittier High (home of Richard Nixon) Joanne :-).

  2. Joe Weiland permalink
    October 11, 2011 3:04 PM

    Nice feature. It is good to get to know our new Rotarian. Sounds like a great guy!

  3. Dennis and Virginia Johns permalink
    October 18, 2011 1:50 PM

    I like that Gabriel was impressed by the French Pacific Franc. If he has any left over from his visit to Tahiti, I’ll be glad to take them off his hands…

  4. Ed Fleming permalink
    October 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    Gabriel, had great answers, I am in awe! Mine would have been Duh!

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