Mrs. Becerra- Staff of the Week Q&A


Mrs. Becerra

A photo of Mrs. Becerra.

Katie Arnoult, Editor

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at McAuliffe?

A: As a fairly new staff member, I love how inviting and kind the staff and teachers at McAuliffe have been. It can be hard being the “new kid” but everyone has been so welcoming and has made me feel right at home.

Q: Who or what inspired you to do the job you are doing?

A: I’ve worked in all types of libraries for the past few years and now I’m in my last semester of completing my Master of Library and Information Science degree. [It is] safe to say I love libraries! I really enjoy helping students find the right book and watching as they discover their love for reading. Libraries/media centers are much-needed knowledge sanctuaries and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of these wonderful spaces.

Q: What is your favorite book genre to read?

A: This is a super hard question, but it has to be historical fiction.

Q:  If you were not doing the job you did, what would you want to be and why?

A: If I wasn’t working in the library world, I think I’d find myself starting up a farm (with lots of chickens and goats) somewhere out in Colorado.

Q: Do you have someone you look up to? If so, who?

A: I really look up to my parents who are first-generation immigrants from Libya. I know they struggled to immigrate to the U.S. and having to integrate into a completely new culture [and] society, but they made it and I’m so proud of them! 

Q: If you could meet any famous person or person from history, who would it be and why?

A: I would just about die if I got to sit down and grab a coffee with Queen Cleopatra, I bet she has stories for days about how the Kingdom of Egypt operated back in the day…and I want to hear all the dirt.