Jorge Quinteros, a rising senior at McLean High School, just finished a summer internship in Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois' office.
Number of years in the community. I have been living in McLean
for eight years. I was born in La Paz, Bolivia and when I was 10, I moved to the U.S. because of my dad's work. He is an auditor for The International Development Bank.
Family. My mom is Sara Fernandez, my dad is Jorge Quinteros, and my sister is Sara Quinteros. Yes, we do have two Saras and two Jorges in the family. My sister is 20 years old and she is about to start her second year of college at Mary Washington.
School. I go to McLean High School and I am going to be a senior this September.
Achievements. I was the Student of the Year of McLean High
School last year. The award was presented by the McLean Business
Chamber of Commerce. I am in the National Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta), the National Honor Society, and the German Honor Society. I am also the president of DECA at my school. It is a marketing co-curricular club were we compete and travel around the United States.
Activities/interests/hobbies. I play soccer, tennis, and I am on the golf team at McLean High School.
Favorite local restaurant or place in the community. My favorite
place is Greenberry's because my friends work there and we also hang out there, so it has become like my second home.
What are your community concerns? What are some ideas you have on ways to improve your community? We live in a great community that is very safe and well run, and the only big concern I see is traffic. This is because it's something that is going to keep on growing as long as the population is growing. I think that the proposed hot lanes are a great idea to help this issue.
What inspired you to intern in the Supervisor's office? I became
an intern at the Supervisor's office through the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program. I was selected for the program and was given the opportunity to learn about the county government. I truly enjoyed the working experience at the supervisor's office and I learned a lot about the county. I am thankful to the supervisor and her staff for all they did for me.
What community "hidden treasure" do you think more people should know about? What I have learned while working here, and in the Fairfax County Leadership Program, is that there are a lot of services the county offers that not many people know about. Everything from poverty and financial aid, to a whole bunch of other services to help someone with any problem they have.
What do you want to be when you "grow up?" I want to major in
international business and foreign affairs. I would also like to do a
lot of investing and venture capitalism.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself just graduating from college (hopefully from the University of Pennsylvania), and starting my own business or working/studying abroad.
Personal goals? My goals are to be accepted into the University
of Pennsylvania in the Huntsman Joint Degree Program in international studies and business and to become a successful business man.