Celebrating the Class of 2020: Paloma Ayala-Abella
- RASKC volunteer role: Kirkland Cat-Care Team from 2018- 2019.
- Graduating from: The Beacon School (New York City).
- Future plans: To study political science at Scripps College in California.
What did you like about RASKC volunteering?
I loved spending time with all the animals and watching them find their forever homes. I also volunteered with my best friend Maria, do it was nice to make memories with her there while making a difference for the animals together.
What is something that you learned during RASKC volunteering?
I learned a lot about reading animals’ body language. They are unable to advocate for themselves, so it was up to me to understand what they needed from me and how they were doing.
Given the COVID quarantine, what is something that is helping you get through these unprecedented times?
I have been spending a lot of time with my family, especially my dog. It’s nice to have people to lean on in this difficult time.