Wesley started working as a TeamWork Intern in August 2014. In the summer of 2015, Wesley became the Community Relations Lead at Seattle Seahawks games. Now as a YouthForce Alumnus, Wesley joins the team as our YouthForce Coordinator, supporting both YouthForce University and TeamWork Internship programs. Wesley grew up in Dubai, Kenya, and London before moving to Washington. He graduated in 2015 from Federal Way High School and is now a sophomore at The University of Washington. His current education goal is figuring out how to graduate college with four degrees and two minors, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design Engineering, Informatics, and minors in Math and Entrepreneurship. His current career goal is to obtain an internship or part-time job at Microsoft with the HoloLens, Surface, Windows, Cortana, AI, or Xbox team since his passion is in technology. Additionally, he hopes to have his own startup running by the fourth quarter of 2017.
What do you like to do in your free time? I like doing a lot of things. I like to play soccer, volleyball, football, swim, cook, play video games, and read a book on a sunny day under the shade of a tree.
What did you learn as a TeamWork Intern? I learned a lot from being a TeamWork Intern. I learned the value of patience, communication, hard work, teamwork, and much more.
What was your favorite YouthForce University event? Acumatica Informational Interviews. It was either my first or second informational interview but what made it memorable was that I won the Best Overall Interviewee prize.
What is something you are proud of in the last year? I am proud for the fact that when things went sour, I persevered and realized some of my goals. I have experienced life-changing failures that made me think of a different way to succeed. In the end, I realized that there is always more than one way to solve a problem.